Out of all the rising action, I thought one of the most important events by far was when Johnny Clay calls Radio a dummy. This establishes that Johnny is a bully and that Radio will most likely be constantly picked on. Another instance, in which Johnny was involved is when he and some of the football players tie Radio up and lock him in the equipment shed. On top of that they through footballs at the shed, scaring Radio. After this incident, Coach Jones feels bad and invites Radio to help out with the football team. At first Radio is cautious, but he gets into it and starts to like it. One final thing I thought was particularly surprising, was when Radio got arrested for giving out gifts to the community. They arrested him, because they thought he was poor.