Re: Pelini resigns immedaitely from FAU
Originally Posted by wolfboy
An employer has a right to choose its employees just like an employee has the right to choose his/her employer. Although tobacco isn't a federally controlled substance, many employers have chosen not to hire tobacco users. Likewise, they have the right not to hire drinkers. Personally, I think across the board characterizations make little sense to the employer. Each employee is different; some drinkers are drunks, some are not; some smoke casually (tobacco or otherwise), some allow it interfere with work. Evaluate accordingly.
But the conversation is quite different when you're talking about the coach of a college team. As someone else mentioned, players get suspended for pot use, and coaches should be held to the same standard. Arguably, the standard should be higher because the coach is the leader; he sets the example.
I agree with that. Employees are aware of their employer's drug policy when they sign on, and although the policy is discouraging it's not like there isn't full disclosure.
Do I think athletes should be tested for it? Nope. But as long as they are I can't disagree with your second part either...
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."