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In keeping in line with my recent piece, Current High School Athletic Codes: Are You Aware They Have Changed? , I would like you to try something for me. Using your Internet browser, pull up Google and type in High School Athletes Suspended for Drinking .

Now click search and peruse what comes up.

Take a good look at the number of articles indicating suspensions for underage consumption of alcohol by athletes. Not too much from 2010, not yet anyway, but a good number from 2009 and earlier.

Sure seems like a fairly large number of suspensions, right?

That's even when we consider some of these pieces are a little dated.

Furthermore, it is imperative to keep in mind that this search represents only a small fraction of the actual athletes who consistently break their athletic code through this type of illegal behavior.

These were only the athletes who got caught , a very important point i...

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