NCAA wrong to uphold JSU ban
HERE is a link to an article in the Birmingham News.
As the article states:
“JSU’s biggest problem with its spring 2008 score was retention of athletes, as 13 players were asked to leave the football team for violations of team rules. Coach Jack Crowe’s crackdown on those who wouldn’t follow his rules now means that many of those who did can’t play for a national championship.
Nobody is arguing that athletes should get a free pass in the classroom, but the APR model is flawed. You can’t handcuff athletes to their desks if they decide they don’t fit in, can’t do the school work, don’t like being third-string, or get drafted by a pro league.
The argument that coaches shouldn’t recruit players who are bad apples or turn out to be poor students doesn’t hold water, either. Parents don’t know everything their kids are doing out of their sight, so how can a coach?”
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