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USC: Post-Season Ban/Punishment Not Entirely Fair

Posted on: June 11, 2010 12:31 am
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In response to USC's punishment, I would have to disagree to an extent. I agree vacating some of their past Wins may be fair and maybe reducing their scholarships also... However, the impact of banning USC from post season play isn't entirely just. What the ban is doing, is also punishing/affecting the current student athletes. I would be furious to know that my college football career potential has suddenly become limited for circumstances I had nothing to do with. A major championship game is what every kid dreams of when they get to the college football level. The majority of the players weren't even enrolled at USC when the violation occurred, nor were they even involved.
Look at all of the great players to get drafted to the NFL in recent years. Most of them had some Bowl game experience to be proud of and reminisce about. These athletes are just kids/young men. Don't punish them, instead, punish the school by reducing/garnishing some of their winnings of their future few Bowl games.
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Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2010 11:39 am
 

Found this on ESPN- Awesome!

Juniors and seniors to-be on the ' football team, hit with a two-year postseason ban among other punishments, will be allowed to transfer to other FBS programs without having to sit out a season, the NCAA clarified to ESPN on Friday.

"The second school would have to submit a waiver asking to waive the year in residence, but NCAA rules allow for this waiver to be granted if a student-athlete's first school has a postseason ban in their sport," NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said in an e-mail to ESPN's Joe Schad.

The rule does not apply to freshman who have signed national letters of intent, however. But schools with an interest in a USC junior or senior are allowed to initiate contact with the player, Osburn said.

 

 

 

So this is great for the players, but sucks ass for USC lol



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