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Old 06-14-2016, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Nava View Post
Sadly, in the US "being a student athlete" and "good grades" too often go hand in hand in a way that's got very little to do with the "student" part, to the point where in a lot of schools the second will produce the first.
It's the same in France in some schools - my own highschool prided itself on its rugby tradition and team. The "Sport-Etudes" kids were some of the most obnoxious slabs of beef this side of mad cow disease, jock bullies to a man ; many were shit in class but never got held back or anything. Certainly none ever earned disciplinary punishments worse than detention over the shit they pulled.

I like to believe most of them ended up as phys. ed. teachers