Are There Different Standards of Accountability for Inappropriate Remarks?

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BLEAV Sports with Fred and The Fantastics
Are There Different Standards of Accountability for Inappropriate Remarks?

Bob Huggins, basketball coach of West Virginia University, was suspended by the University for three games and fined $1M for using homophobic and religious epithets against players from Xavier University, his enmity with that school dating back to his tenure as a coach with Cincinnati. Were the sanctions enough of a punishment or just a slap on the wrist? Are school officials giving tacit approval to his behavior? Shouldn’t coaches be better role models for the players in their charge? Glen Kuiper, broadcaster for the Oakland As, still has not returned to work after uttering a racial slur on the air after visiting the Negro Leagues Museum. What official steps will the club take to address the matter? Do some people get preferential treatment in such circumstances with little to no accountability for their actions?

The football season is heating up as the dust settles after all of the big NFL contract deals. Is the AFC lineup looking stronger than that of the NFC right out of the gate?

The Dodgers have had a bumpy ride so far this year. They’re doing well now, having won eight out of their last ten games, but can they carry the momentum through the rest of the schedule? Is pitcher Noah “Thor” Syndergaard done for the season? He is currently sidelined by a finger issue, but will he have a chance to live up to his $13M salary?

With Anthony Davis injured again, can the Lakers rally at the arena against the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of their playoff series? When key players like Davis or Steph Curry are out on either side, teams should be able to rely on the bench. Both clubs play better at home than on the road, so if the Lakers attack early, do they have a chance to win their playoff series with the home-court advantage?

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