IHearChains wrote:i have a problem with athletes who are commiting crimes and being allowed to stay on the team
Wasn't he kicked off the team?
There are bad apples in every segment of society. Pierre Pierce was an athlete, so what. He went to prison, as he should have.
flyinplastic23 wrote:its my opinion that Pierce should have been kicked off the team after the original charge, and the feeling of much of the campus at the time.
ajordanpippinfan wrote:many people deserve second chances in life. not just the athletes.
many people deserve second chances in life. not just the athletes.
IHearChains wrote:Flyinplastic, another way to look at what you are suggesting, is that you might be inadvertently arguing that a tuition-paying student should get a pass with the criminal behavior, since you are pretty clear that you wouldn't hold that customer to the same standard you hold Pierre Pierce.
Easy road meaning, they are still allowed to play college athletics. I dont think that regular non scholarship students should be let off, in most cases when these students commit crimes it is dealt with the authorities... not the university.... and for the most part I am talking about major crimes, not misdemeanors.flyinplastic23 wrote:Shouldn't college athletes be held to a higher standard of behavior?....
here i state that athletes should have higher expectations of behavior.. meaning: they are representatives of the university...that they should be charged thru the rule of law like any other individual of society... because they are in trouble with the law, I think and added punishment from the university should be that they are no longer allowed to play intercollegiate sports
Like I said I understand that they cant be under watch at all time, but when they do commit these crimes, boot their arses. Our athletic programs might suffer, but it sets a higher standard for college athletes, one that universities should be willing to set. Students can get kicked out of school for plagiarism, but student-athletes who are sex offenders... they suffer a short probation and then are welcomed back to the team, while ESPN talks about what a season the "hawks" would have had if only Pierre Pierce was there (like he is some hero). (THIS EXAMPLE FROM HIS FIRST RUN IN).
I know most college students party, some have their run ins with the law, but these students are held to the rule of law, while other student-athletes who wear their University's name bright across their chest on national television, representing their school, fellow students, professors, and their state, are given the easy road... because the are athletes.
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