Thursday, December 02, 2010

Blaming kids for their parents

College athletic teams are able to limit their payments to athletes by making NCAA agreements to require all college to adhere to the same limits.

The LA Times reports:
“In the Reggie Bush case, when the parent [did] something inappropriate the kid and the school suffered,” Haden said. ...

“I was always told the parent is the child,” Haden said. “That’s what we’ve been telling our kids. If the parent does something inappropriate the child suffers the consequences.” ...

Haden questioned the premise that student-athletes should be held liable for their parents’ actions.

"Our kids are 18, 19, 20 years old,” he said. “Are they really responsible for their parents’ behavior?”
It is a little strange to punish Bush's college for something his father did five years ago, and when that father's action was just "inappropriate" and not illegal or contrary to contract.

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