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“Jim Calhoun”

If you read my post’s, you know that nothing disturbs me more than corruption in our government and of coarse the underlying factors of how it begins by lying and cheating…Is it any wonder why being dishonest is commonplace in our society>? Here in the State of Connecticut we have the famous UConn Basketball Team. UConn as you probably know, is Short for the University Of Connecticut…On this team the head coaches name is James Camble Calhoun and he just signed a new contract which is documented on the link at the bottom of the page.… Here are just a few of the details….Coach Calhoun will receive $2,700,000.00 for the 2011-12 season and $3,000,000.00 for 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. Therein is my problem….The NCAA has suspended Mr. Calhoun for the first three games of the 2012 season for recruiting violations. This was reported on local TV and the radio as a passing thought without a hint of scandal or blame. In other words it was, oh hum business as usual and on to the next story. Of all people to set an example of being above reproach should be a college teacher-coach. Coach Calhoun should step down and admit wrong doing. In these days of poverty, welfare, high prices and food lines, you can’t just overlook these things anymore. You can’t sweep this under the rug. To most Connecticut taxpayers these days every nickel counts. I can’t help it but to me the coaches behavior sounds like dishonesty and cheating. The questions to our Legislators and Senators are? Did tax dollars pay for the high priced lawyers he used to defend himself in this case? He, of coarse has denied the allegations but the NCAA still suspended him. To me that sounds like an old fashion plea bargain. Like, I’ll admit to this as long as I don’t have to say that…Its lawyer nonsense and a cover-up to hide the facts so he doesn’t lose his job. Like, I’ll plea to and take the suspension but not admit to anything so they can’t fire me. It just irks me to think, that maybe he has done this in the past and just got caught this time? I mean once a liar always a liar. Are the games the team has won in the past legitimate or did he somehow cheat to win? It is no doubt UConn has a great winning record. 823-358. Did they win because he cheated and lied or did something dishonest? The last question is obvious. In these tough economic times, is the State of Connecticut going to use our Tax dollars to pay him for the suspended games? By letting this slid by, his cheating is validated and makes it OK to win at any cost, including being dishonest. They cut tax dollars from school programs and other important things but keep a coach that won’t admit he lies and cheats. Will the good Coach donate the salary for those three suspended games, estimated at $200,000.00 for a forty game season, back to the taxpayers? I think to set a good example for our youth, this so-called famous coach-teacher should return the money to the taxpayers and do something that will teach the kids honesty. I honestly think the coach has been around a bit too long and his contract should be terminated for violating the public trust. His hand has been in the cookie jar far too long. For other opinions check the ESPN link below…

Opinions …… http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=6146656
Salary Contract… http://www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/050710aaa.html
For more personal information on the coach  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Calhoun

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