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Double standards are going to be part of the "culture" of the program?I suppose people are right when they say that these young kids cannot control themselves and not party for a few months. I disagree. Most will. And those that don't should be removed from the team, since they will probably do it again. Red shirt walk ons? How great a part of the team do they feel anyway at this point.
I'd boot them off the team because I think those guys that want so bad to ply games this fall will not party and mess around for the next three months. It's not at all impossible.
And this isn't some great scheme by the BIG administrators. This is on those guys alone.
I would hope that the team would self-police in this case (this year of Covid-19).Certainly not but of all the 'rules' that could be broke, and are broke, and will be broke in the future, having a party, drinking, or hitting a bar is probably the most difficult to 'police'.
Sounds like there is some leadership within the team.Right or wrong, as a walk-on at Nebraska you are selected to be here and have to do things better than the scholarship guys. The upperclassmen were not happy since this could have had major implications to them during Covid time, and the staff was happy to see the frustration from our guys about it.
If you want to do things like this, you better be really good if you want to stick around.
This pretty much nails it. I'll add to it this wasn't a situation of honkering down for 3 months as many posters want to say. It was about already having given up about 6 months of what they had expected as a football player and having no belief that anything was going to change. And when they look around they find other students, non-students and working class all assembling in groups over 10 also.I have to be a realist on this one. If I was a college player and was as dedicated to the team and the program as anyone else, on or off scholarship, I can't say I would do any different.
Here you have worked your arse off preparing for a season. Dedicated yourself, followed all the rules, protection guidelines, navigated the virus, etc...You did your job....then you have mighty Kevin rip your soul right out of you by saying: "Fall season cancelled and will NOT be re-visited". Sorry, I'm going to party. Not passing judgement on these kids. Hell, I wouldn't pass judgement if Martinez put on the party. The timing of this makes a huge difference.
Now, if they season was on? Heck ya it was stupid and irresponsible.
. Yep and two starting lineman were whooping it at highlands golf course a few weeks ago with no masks on. The same as the other 100 golfers there. We seem to have a high level of judgement on here towards social distance policies that haven't proven to work.
The same people criticizing these three will also tailgate the first week.