Sugar Bowl--Players Violating The Rules

@kareng (7980)
United States
January 3, 2007 10:14am CST
So, the news broke the story of several players breaking rules last night. Tonite is the big game, the Sugar Bowl. The coach wrote the guys up, did not name them to the media or reveal what they did. He did state that they were in violation of team rules and it would cost them some playing time in tonite's bowl game. Do you think his punishment is enough? Fair? Should they be suspended from the game totally? I know it is hard to judge when we don't know what they did. I think the coach is playing it totally safe here to stay in the game. Your thoughts?
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• United States
8 Jan 07
I think that in this age of huge television rights, and large sums of money going to the winning schools on bowl games, that it is a hard decision for a coach to make. If he benches starters, it could hurt the team, and the conference as well, so it almost puts his job at risk for following the rules. If it were me, I would take a hard stance, and expect my team to follow the rules if they expected to play. The punishment would depend on the transgression, and that would probably be weighed on a case-by-case basis.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I agree that the consequences should be made on a case-by-case basis. It's sad that a player would put his team at risk in this way. They have to realize that it hurts not only them but the team and school as well. Sad and dumb on a players part to participate in such things.