rabble wrote:I now think that suspending the football program will create the same sort of soul searching and introspection that the south went through after losing the Civil War.
I think that would send a message to the community and to the country as a whole that this type of shit WILL NOT be tolerated anymore. Which is ridiculous that we even have to send such a message. It's obvious that other people were there and others learned of the incident yet didn't do anything and that is pretty sickening.
Donald said it wasn't fair to punish the community and the other students and to that I say you're no better than CNN for their coverage. The school and the community helped develop this attitude and culture that athletes are above moral standards and the law.
I knew and know many people who went through high school athletic programs and turned out to be great people. I don't think dismantling these programs is the answer. It's about the pedestal that we put these kids on and dismantling that. If kids are taught that they are privileged as an athlete, they're more likely to do sick shit like this and think it's OK.