Given that in the last couple of years Florida Tech’s number one and number two quarterbacks have been arrested, the most recent of these the #2 last Friday, was for dealing marijuana.
To its credit Florida Tech has handled this incident well. There was an initial suspension while they investigated the incident and then dismissal from the team and revocation of his scholarship once the details were clear. His status as a continuing student is also in jeopardy.
There are, however, a few other concerns: If DUI property damage and drug dealing come from your team “leaders” what other problems exist in the culture of FIT athletics? #2 identified some of his customers as teammates. How is that being handled? What is the overall culture around FIT sports? And, lastly, what’s being done to improve that?
Florida Tech has a good start on this one, it remains to be seen how serious they are about dealing with the real problem.