May 08, 2003

Michigan punished. Was it fair?: Michigan recieved its punishment from the Ed Martin debacle. I wonder if this was a fair punishment. Not so much for the University, but for the kids. The people involved are long gone, making millions in the NBA, the coach involved is gone, making millions at another school now. But the kids that are now on the team, the ones that have to take the punishment, were only around 12 when this happened. Is that fair?

posted by Fluxcore to basketball at 12:01 PM - 2 comments

It's definitely not fair, it is never fair when this kind of recourse happens years down the road. Other than allowing players to transfer WITHOUT having to sit out for a year and lose that year of eligibility I don't know what else they could do. Personally, I believe players SHOULD be allowed to transfer without losing a year if suspensions are applied ex post facto or if the coach that recruited them leaves.

posted by vito90 at 12:30 PM on May 08, 2003

Precious little the NCAA does is fair. Vito's transfer recommendation is on the mark.

posted by Mookieproof at 12:41 PM on May 08, 2003

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