I'm not a Hawkeye fan. But when the school represents the State of Iowa, I'll cheer for them. That being said, I am ashamed at the current situation of the Iowa Football team. And watching the press conference is making me more angry.
They've admitted that players cheated on their WEEKLY drug tests. WEEKLY. CHEATING. They also said that if a player fails a drug test, they can continue to play, depending on the circumstances. Zero tolerance? Apparently not if you're good at sports.
What kind of message is this sending our kids? Between this and Lindsay Lohan, we're basically telling our kids "if you're talented, personal responsibility for your actions doesn't apply". And that's wrong.
We've gotten too soft. That's what's wrong with our nation. Timeouts don't always work. Sometimes kids do need spanking. If you run out in traffic, sitting and thinking about what you've done isn't going to hit home. If you've done drugs, a talking with a rehab counselor won't work...suspension is the answer. ZERO TOLERANCE.
These people should NOT be able to play sports, get a movie deal etc. Don't they realize what they're doing?? Just because someone is talented in acting or sports should not give them the right to do whatever they want.
Adults need to be the adults here. It's not all about the bottom line. Wake up! You're molding future members of society. Teaching them "it's okay" is showing a whole younger generation that "it's okay" when it is not.
Personal responsibility for your actions. It was the policy 100 years ago. It should continue to be the policy.
(Steps down from soapbox.)