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- Oct 19, 13, 10:56 PM #121
- Oct 19, 13, 10:58 PM #122
These kids will never learn. It's sad that because of who he is and that he plays athletics that he is able to still be allowed a chance to stay in school and play sports.
IMO he should be kicked off the team and out of school.
If a regular academic student failed multiple drug tests there is no doubt they'd be given that many chances.
- Oct 19, 13, 11:01 PM #123
2. Not sure if things have changed but regular academic students weren't regularly or randomly drug tested when I was in school. I'd argue that if they did drug test regular students randomly or regularly then schools would lose hundreds of students each semester.
- Oct 19, 13, 11:49 PM #124
He's still an academic student though, even though it's a laughable matter that he probably even takes the classes.
2. Students can be drug tested, and while it may not be random, if students are drug tested and they fail them then after 1 or 2 failed tests they are expelled from the university. The same standards should be held for athletes as well.
Just so I understand though if a regular academic student majoring in engineering fails 2 or more drug tests they are expelled but an academic student who is playing basketball fails multiple drug tests and they, more than likely, get a slap on the wrist and allowed to stay? As I've said, not fair in any way.
I just despise the precedent that athletics has taken over academics.
- Oct 19, 13, 11:53 PM #125
- Oct 20, 13, 02:10 AM #126
I don't. Academics are the most overrated thing in the world. You don't need academics to make money in this country. All you need is friends, social skills and common sense.
Which makes more money for the school? Academics or athletics? You do understand we live in a capitalist society? Money talks.
- Oct 20, 13, 02:11 AM #127
- Oct 20, 13, 02:15 AM #128
Under what circumstances would a regular student be getting drug tested?
Under what circumstances are college athletes treated the same as regular students? Is that a serious statement? I'd love to have been able to miss classes so I could travel across the United States to play a 2 hour and 30 minute game that makes my school millions of dollars without worrying about failing my class. I'd love to have people begging to do my homework so I could remain academically eligible and so I could watch All My Children and take bong hits with whoever had weed available. I'd love to have brand new vehicles at my disposal just because I could hit a jumper from 30 feet out.
Quit being so naive, SVfan.....
If this bothers you then you don't want to know what really goes in Lexington.
- Oct 20, 13, 02:50 AM #129
The reason these kids will never learn is because schools care more about winning than doing what's right and teaching the right lessons. I'm not just talking about Chane but in general it's pitiful how student athletes get more chances than regular students.
- Oct 20, 13, 07:47 AM #130
- Oct 20, 13, 09:05 AM #131
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- Oct 20, 13, 10:15 AM #133
And as far as "the school cares more about winning than doing what's right," Tyrann Mathieu would beg to differ with you on that assessment.
- Oct 20, 13, 10:36 AM #134
- Oct 20, 13, 11:12 AM #135
The Regular Student vs. Athlete debate comes up many times across many different areas. Comparing the two is laughable.
- Oct 20, 13, 11:51 AM #136
If a regular student was caught doing that in the dorms what would happen?
- Oct 20, 13, 05:38 PM #137
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