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Nihon University not to reform scandal-hit American football club in 2024

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A disgraceful move. A drug offense is not a reason to punish the whole team or future classes of kids.

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A disgraceful move. A drug offense is not a reason to punish the whole team or future classes of kids.

Indeed. It seems a bit excessive. No one member can actually control what others do say the Stoics.

But 連帯責任 it is a big deal in Japan. It discourages group members from committing an offense. It also causes group members to monitor each other. In this case it didn't work

However, things need to change. It's not the Edo period anymore

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The university said it would not seek to re-form the club until it can "regain the trust of society and former members can regain trust from both inside and outside the university."

Funny how students engaging in some plant-based recreation causes a "loss of trust of society" but not the shady activities, connections and fraud of the former university president.

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14585119

It doesn't seem to get mentioned as much.

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Could,nt the offending players just wear "hair shirts " and go to the desert to meditate ....{Tottori has sand }

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Much to do about nothing (Japanese kids attracted to things American experimenting with another American pastime). The overreaction of the adults in charge banning this "football den of evil" is, as Joe Biden would say, "over the top" (like, way over!)

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Cheradenine ZakalweToday  

Funny how students engaging in some plant-based recreation causes a "loss of trust of society" but not the shady activities, connections and fraud of the former university president.

Exactly. I suggest they not "re-form" their presidency.

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I've got no problem with them punishing the players who were guilty of the drug offenses. They take marijuana possession and use very seriously here in Japan, and it's good that they do.

(And here come all the down-votes from all the pot fans. Go ahead. I don't care.)

What I do have a problem with is punishing the innocent players by shutting down the whole football program.

I don't know if this is legally realistic, but I wonder if they should sue the university.

After all, they presumably enrolled in Nihon University in part because of its football program.

If the university "sold" its football program to these students as part of their student recruitment, then it seems unfair (maybe even fraudulent) to now ban them from playing football because of something they didn't even do.

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If they were using the age old drug of choice, Shabu, no one would care but the American Devil Weed users must GO

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Reform in the title and 're-form' in the article are totally different concepts.

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