A BobLeeSays ….. WhaddaYouThink ???
We’re trying something new here. Your chance to SOUND OFF on an issue.
In the wake of last week’s Louisville’s Self-Punishment for Ho-Gate, the question arises AGAIN of what is a proper punishment to fit a crime as regards “cheating” in Big Time College Sports….
“If you were in charge…. based on your level of intellectual acuity”
What Should/Could The NCAA Do Relative To Crime / Punishment.
RULE #1: As much as there may still be a few reclusive Chinese somewhere in a remote province who need to see the word “UNCheats” 10,000 more times lets NOT get stuck in that rut today. I do appreciate that battle cry is “oxygen” for many of you. … The scope of TGU is, as oft-noted, unprecedented in duration and malevolence. Whatever and whenever a “final ruling” comes down, it will only throw more jet fuel on the discussion regardless of the severity or lack of….
Lets talk about more typical crap today…. as if $10,000 worth of skanks is “typical”.
Ol’ Roy, in typical O’ Roy style, did a long-winded sympathetic defense of “poor poor Rick…. I feel his pain blah blah …. having to tell his youngsters blah blah”. Not a word about THEY FRICKIN’ CHEATED.
If “penalizing kids who were not around then” is, agreed, “not fair”…. and with drawn-out investigations over several years that will ALWAYS be a factor…. what IS “fair” punishment to fit such “illegal recruiting…. and benefits” crimes?
Some choices are:
- Post-season bans
- Fire Coach…. & Suspend him from any other NCAA gig for “X” years
- Fine Coach “X” % of salary
- Limit Scholarships for “X” years
- Fine school “X” millions
- …. combinations of the above.
- Or something else ????
Let’s stop short of a Braveheart-style “drawn & quartered” UNLESS, of course, it involves “a hated rival”.
Your Thoughts ???
Yes… I will cross-examine your suggestions. So think them thru before commenting.