Lowe’s Son Pleads Guilty; Doc Blames Childhood

Sidney Lowe II, son of N.C. State basketball coach Sidney Lowe, pleaded guilty to six counts of armed robbery, six counts of kidnapping and several drug-related offenses on Monday.

Sidney Lowe's Son

According to a forensic psychiatrist, the elder Lowe was too busy coaching a sub .500 basketball team to provide his son with the kind of upbringing needed to keep a kid out of jail. THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER reports “Moira F. Artigues, a forensic psychiatrist from Cary, told a judge that Sidney Lowe II’s childhood left him ill-prepared for college life at N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro.”

The psychiatrist added, “The instability of not having parents around all the time and growing up in the shadow of his larger-than-life father really affected him.”

Lowe II is likely headed to jail today and could get at least 38 months.