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What Ex-Mizzou President Tim Wolfe Should Have Done Instead of Resigning

Both William Murchison and Debra Saunders have covered considerable ground today concerning the debacle at the University of Missouri which forced its President Tim Wolfe to resign yesterday after its football team refused to take the field as long as Wolfe remained at the helm amid what they viewed as his insufficient response to several racial incidents on campus.

I would only add that instead of resigning, Wolfe should have said to the football team, “You refuse to play. Fine. All students who are on the team by way of athletic scholarship are suspended effective immediately. In exchange for playing for football, we pay your tuition. Therefore all football players who refuse to take the field are in breach of their contract. The suspension will be lifted if you return to the team by the end of the week. Failure to comply will result in the revocation of your scholarship.”

Former Mizzou linebacker Luke Lambert seems to agree tweeting:

During this time of “standing down”, are you truly following through with the message sent to the public or will you still collect the monthly scholarship check to enjoy that night out, eat in the free dining hall, earn the free degree and enjoy the fine gear handed to you during your tenure at the University of Missouri?

Yes, the Mizzou coaching staff supported the players’ walk out. In that case, they should have been fired on the spot.

Had Wolfe taken this course of action there would have been howls of outrage from the usual corners. But Wolfe would have sent the message that he wasn’t going to be intimidated and that he was ready for a fight.

It would have been great had Wolfe told the football team and the rest of the protesters what they could do with their demands he check his white privilege. But instead we have yet another university administrator crumple before Alinskyite intimidation. For shame.

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