Here is the link to the story: http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/7218712
The problem that I have with the NCAA sanctions so far are this: 1. Why punish the rest of the team for what two players did? 2. The games have been played so what good does it do to take them away? 3. Why punish future student athletes by taking away scholarships? 4. Why are Bomar and Quinn still allowed to participate in NCAA athletics.
1. All players on this team are adults, they are young, but nevertheless, they are adults. Adults should not have to hold each others hands to make sure that no one makes a stupid decision. Everyone on any team at the college level knows the difference between right and wrong. Yes, you can say maybe coaches should be more selective with who they allow into their programs, but bottom line, coaches do not know these kids all that well before they show up to school and prepare for football.
2. Pretty much this question answers itself. None of the eight teams OU beat that year are any better for having a loss erased.
3. I have never understood why the NCAA thinks taking away scholarships from kids who just want a free education, and want to represent their school athletically while they are getting it is a good thing. So, because these two scrotes break the rules little Johnny does not get to go to OU because they are short a scholarship. That makes no sense to me. Also, the fact that OU brought this to the NCAA, and did not wait for them to find out, should mean something. Bottom line; do not punish some kid in high school for the action of some moron he will never meet.
4. This makes no sense. These kids took more than $15,000 for work they never did, have sanctions levied against the school they played for, and had to sit out a whole year before getting back on the field. Maybe it would be too much to not let them participate in NCAA athletics again, but that is how I feel. They have showed character that was detrimental to one school and should not be allowed to get the chance to do it again. The only thing that I hope with these two is that they do not do to their new schools what they did to OU. Give credit to school President David Boren for fighting for those who were innocent, and played their hearts out.