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The Blame Game: When Student Athletes Go Bad

By john white On November - 12 - 2009

Let the media onslaught and finger pointing begin.

Anybody that knows anything about the history of the SEC can speculate where the blame falls when student athletes go bad. "Hey it's the coaches fault!" "No wait it's the programs fault, oh yeah...that is the coach." The problem with all this is that nobody ever places the blame where it belongs, the student athletes.

Now before you crucify me for not mentioning the parents, understand that the parents kinda leave the picture when the kids arrive on campus. The coaches err..uh program can only babysit these guys so much. They have them at practice, team meetings, more practices, the dorms, and classes. If they are going to go rogue they will find a way, and apparently many have, past and present.

It really is a shame though. These kids were gifted with athletic talent and because of that they are given an opportunity to better themselves in exchange for their efforts and dedication to collegiate institutions. They have all resources made available to them to earn a college degree and through their athleticism a fighting chance to make a lot of money providing they make it to the pros.

Now you can po...

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