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Hypothetical question...(5 posts)

Hypothetical question...ClydeTri
Jun 30, 2003 9:51 AM
You are the President/Chancellor of Baylor University, the school with the missing basketball player. FBI is now allegedly involved and it may be a homicide. Also, and I stress IF two or more players are involved in his murder, assuming it was a murder, what do you do? DO you shut down the bb team for the upcoming season and clean house? Again, this is all hypothetical. WOuld the murder of a player by his teammate(s) be serious enough to pause and take drastic actions, such as firing the whole coaching staff. What would you do if you were the school President?
re: Hypothetical question...TJeanloz
Jun 30, 2003 9:55 AM
Unless the team somehow sanctioned the murder, which seems pretty unlikely, I think you do nothing outside the criminal justice system. Anybody involved is obviously getting kicked off the team - but why would you punish those who were not at all involved, except that they happenned to know all parties?
re: Hypothetical question...ClydeTri
Jun 30, 2003 10:08 AM
My thought processes were that if a couple or three players were involved, as is being hinted at, then you are talking about comparatively alot of the team, there are only 13 players, To but to continue, if I was the President and if this situation had occured, I would be concerned that the whole basketball "scene" needs to be investigated. Are the coaches recruiting kids who are of the criminal element? Should the coaching staff take the fall for bringing the parties together? Murder is darn serious, its not a couple of kids sneaking off to smoke a joint. I wouldnt just set these kids adrift. The ones that want to stay and appeared to be completely guilt free would have a scholarship til the program restarts...
I guess I am coming from the standpoint that having a murder with multiple players involved is so serious I would have to look at draconian measures to clean house.
Finally, again I stress this is all hypothetical, we dont know he is dead, or if he is, who killed him...
re: Hypothetical question...TJeanloz
Jun 30, 2003 10:31 AM
I don't think so. College coaches have probably the hardest job in the world. They are expected to win, and do so with upstanding, fine young men. Generally, they get to choose one or the other - and not winning will get you fired before off-court behavior. It cuts to the core of college athletics, but I don't see how you can penalize the coaches unless they somehow facilitated the whole thing.
re: Hypothetical question...ClydeTri
Jun 30, 2003 10:47 AM
There are coaches who would sign a convicted murderer if they could get them eligible. Tarkanian often had convicted felons on his teams throughout the years. A school in the NY area was going to sign a guy who was indicted for and subsequently convicted of rape until public pressure made them back off. Oh well, guess we just sit back and see how this plays out..