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UA too concerned with winning

By Kate E. Schroll
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
October 27, 1999
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To the editor,

I think that it has truly been proven: the University of Arizona is more concerned with winning games than actually taking responsibility for the actions of its players and risking a loss.

How ironic, October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and the only thing we are becoming more aware of is that the University of Arizona doesn't care about punishing players who commit acts of domestic violence.

You would think that at least during October they would try to put up the facade that they care.

Manuia Savea assaulted his wife in front of his three young children and still had time to make it to Saturday's game. Gee, what a busy schedule he keeps. Dick Tomey, head football coach, will, I'm sure, do everything in his power to keep his starting right tackle in every game. This is damage control at its finest.

It is outrageous for the university to let Savea play. It is even more insane that the university refuses to comment on his actions.

It seems as though the athletic department is ready to sweep Savea's actions under the table, just like they have with all the other felonies and misdemeanors committed by the football team.

But, hey, it has happened time and time again with lots of other players. Why should the university start acting appropriately now, when they never have in the past?

Kate E. Schroll

Sociology sophomore

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