Last time I checked they are called STUDENT-athletes. The coach is paid millions of dollars to be a expert evaluator. I fail to see why the individual punished in the process is the unpaid student-athlete.Ha, so recruiting a kid with character flaws and past arrests does not reflect on the coach/school who recruited him. haha
a coach IS punished, he loses a scholarship for a year. Why should a coach be punished for FOUR years for one mistake in evaluation?
As for criminal past, obviously it must not be too serious or the potential recruit would be in jail and therefore inelgible.