Feds allege coaches bribed for school admission

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  1. psyclone

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    Everyone has known for a long time that a special friend can get special treatment. The last two spots on a roster never have any chance to contribute actually on the field, and so it takes someone who wants to be there for reasons other than actually contributing. The difference in this case is the bribery.

    It wouldn't be that hard to fix this problem though--significant minimum playing time requirements. It would lower the overall level of play, but it would make many coaches far more cautious about the last two spots.
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    They don't even need minimum playing time requirements. Just make sure your roster is filled with athletes that actually played the sport. Pretty simple for an Assistant AD to check if player A actually played soccer at a club. There is no excuse for someone who doesn't own a pair of soccer cleats to even get close to a roster spot.
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    Yes, it seems to be the case that the "side door" was open for connected folks. I'm sure Cromwell could point to all kind of abuses at UCLA...if they tried to discipline or terminate her. That is why UCLA decided to fire the men's coach (who received the bribe directly from Singer), but left the rest of it alone. If they had gone after Cromwell, its probably a very embarrassing (and public) wrongful termination suit.

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