Online comment of the week
In response to "TCU drug scandal inflated" (Feb. 24, 2012):
Total denial and supreme minimalism. Your article is completely naked. All student-athletes know they are signing up to represent an institution. Every institution knows that if it recruits student-athletes who don't have the character to stay clean and sober in college, the institution will suffer greatly. Hey, the last time I checked, there weren't too many Christian dogmas that included drug use/dealing beyond a little wine at communion. The only thing that can redeem TCU after this is the most transparent overhaul of recruiting standards and monitoring standards for every athletic team on campus for years to come. The energy this will absorb out of the athletic program will and should be exhaustive. This is not just an issue where football players were caught being normal. Are you nuts?
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