Wednesday, December 30, 2020

West Point's cheating scandal involved two dozen members of the football team, and they'll be allowed to play in the upcoming bowl game

USA Today:

The majority of the cadets involved in the worst academic cheating scandal at West Point in 45 years are athletes, including 24 members of the football team that is scheduled to play in a bowl game on Thursday, according to West Point officials.


Some of those players could dress and play in the Liberty Bowl on Thursday, according to ... a West Point spokesman.

They're allowed to play because West Point's superintendent in October suspended a policy that limited or prevented cadets found in violation of the academy's honor code from representing the academy in public, including athletes at sports events. 


"We didn’t cancel the punishment," [the spokesman] said. "We delayed it until final adjudication."