I think it's one thing to get in a bar fight, pee in public or smoke weed. It's a completely different issue to sexually harass or enable an environment where sexual harassment happens. I'm sure there are a fair share of band members that also get in bar fights, smoke weed and get caught, and do things the law finds unnacceptable and I am sure they are punished accordingly. This case is in addition to those occruences. I would fully expect the University to fire Meyer if he was found to have players participating or enabling sexual harassment during practices or during University travel or even worse like in Waters case when he is present.
I don't think you can sit here and make the argument otherwise or try to tell me that band members don't get involved in bar fights or get caught smoking weed can you?
I don't understand how it is the least likely to fix the situation? Waters enabled the situation, I'm not sure where your disconnect is. Had he taken measures to stop this it wouldn't have happened. These occurrences are happening during times where leadership is present and has done nothing to stop it. It's one thing if a band member is doing this in the confines of his dorm room or when visiting his home but this is happening when leadership is present. I'm sorry I respect you as a poster but your arguments don't add up. Comparing what a football player does outside of the University to what band members are doing during University time with leadership present is completely different. Now leadership may not have been present during all occurrences but the fact is they were at times and that fosters the culture and thus they should be disciplined. Example is set from the leadership down, if the leader is unwilling to take the measures necessary to correct the behavior then the it won't get corrected like we have seen. It's absolutely the right move and I hope the University gets someone in place that takes this seriously, if they set the tone that this behavior isn't acceptable then the culture will begin to change. Leaving those in place that have enabled it and slapping them on the wrist and telling them to do better sends no message.