Our take: High school and college athletes getting in trouble

Young athletes across high school/college level, who get caught doing something illegal that they know could get them in trouble, never get in trouble. Some schools will overlook the problem and depending on how valuable the athlete is to the team, will continue to keep playing.

Athletes who do get caught should be taken off the team and lose their scholarship. Giving students suspension isn’t enough and is not fair since they are doing something illegal. Shockingly many people do not know how political sports can be. As long as you are a valuable player, the school will keep them.

If someone does get in trouble then give another athlete who will take sports seriously, a chance. If the athlete could not wait until after season/when they are old enough to do whatever, then they can not handle the responsibility of holding onto that scholarship or right to play.