Three UCLA basketball players in China with the team were found guilty of shoplifting and it took the President of the US appealing to the President of China to free them. UCLA says they will be “suspended” from team activities and may, “at some point,” be allowed to work out again with the team.
Here’s another idea: Why not insist they actually attend class, do some public service work, and see if they can maintain the grades necessary to stay in school without basketball scholarships?
If an employee shoplifted during a visit to a customer, would you “suspend” the employee or fire that person? How stupid and totally self-absorbed do you have to be to ignore the repercussions for your team, school, and country?