What has struck me odd throughout this whole process, is how willing OSU players have been to thow OSU under the bus. Players going on twitter, talking during interviews, etc., about how hook ups have been going on for years and everyone knew about it. When I was an athlete in HS, we NEVER would have turned each other in. I never would have considered telling stories of my teammates smoking weed (which almost all did) or underage drinking (which almost all did) or cheating on homework (which almost all did). I can't imagine ever, in a million years, doing that to my teammates, even the ones I didn't like.
To be clear, I am not talking about a few things. First, I'm not talking about turning them in for something heinous or violent. If we are talking about rape or murder or serious crimes, different topic. I'm comparing the trouble we got into in HS to free meals, tats, golf, etc. Second, I am also not talking about the coaches/administration. Of course they have a responsibility that is quite different.
I am simply talking about turning in your teammates for arguably minor offenses. Again, I'm not trying to debate the seriousness of the OSU offenses by the players, I'm just saying compared to not ratting them out for major criminal violations where others are in danger is different, and those of you who played sports know what I am talking about.
Am I the only one taking crazy pills or are you guys also shocked to see so many players come out and talk like this? Because honestly, I can't picture a situation where I'd talk about this stuff about my teammates or where any of my teammates would either.