First of all I don't condemn anyone for the mistakes they make because college students make them every day. However, these players have a larger responsibility than the average student. Their mistakes let down their team and their coaches by breaking rules they knew were in place. If you or I make the same mistake in college we let down no one but ourselves. Big difference. If God forbid these suspensions cost the team in Blacksburg they will regret it for the rest of their lives. I for one hope they serve the penalty,learn a lesson, work their tails off to get back in the good graces of the coaches and teammates, and have a great season.
One additional item. These are adults, not kids. They had 18-20 years of growing up with parents and teachers showing them right from wrong so I don't hold them to the "just kids" standard. They are held to an adult standard everywhere is society and are solely responsible for the decisions they make. I'm not saying they're not going to make mistakes just that they are old enough to know better.