Confirming what had been hinted at by NC State officials, Herb Sendek says
Thornton has entered substance abuse counseling.Â Damien Wilkins, whose
car Thornton was driving, offers this somewhat surreal quote: ''We make mistakes and we learn from them. Hopefully, he'll learn by the mistakes he made and we'll learn by the mistakes he made. I'm sure he's apologized to himself over and over again in his mind.''