Crime and punishment in American college sports

posted by
March 6, 2011
Independent Institute
by Richard K. Vedder  
Posted in Commentary

"One of the alleged positive spillover effects of colleges is that they promote positive moral and civic virtues—adult college graduates volunteer more in community activities, commit fewer crimes, and in general contribute more to society than they take from it. I have always been somewhat skeptical of this argument given my anecdotal knowledge of what goes on in college classrooms, but the new CBS/Sports Illustrated investigative report on college athletics shows that colleges are condoning and even subsidizing criminal activity. It is a scandal of the highest order." (03/02/11)  

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