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The vultures are circling (Rhabdogate 2011)

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"Several of the players' families have been contacted by attorneys interested in filing negligence suits, the source said." Per Rittenberg @ ESPN This article provides a smidge more info on the situation. I have heard rumors that some of the players had restricted access to water for missing a team dinner. I hope that isn't true becuase it would not be very representative of the kind of program Doyle runs. A lot of players and parents have come out to defend Ferentz and I side with that group. The program is built to get the most out of kids and toeing that line produces cases like this. I think both sides (players/ trainers) should accept the fact that when you are training in a D1 football program you must take care of the body. Neglecting things like proper hydration is like playing russian roulette and this time a bullet slid into the chamber. The way the situation was handled in the media wasn't acceptable and Barta and Ferentz need to figure that one out, but when it comes to the safety and well-being of student-athletes; Kirk Ferentz is a man I would send my son to play for.

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