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The punishment fits the crime

Originally Published: November 22, 2004
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

Hooray to the administrations at Clemson and South Carolina. Hooray for doing the unheard of in modern college athletics: putting honor above money. Hooray for taking a cue from David Stern and showing that athletes who demean sport with violence deserve swift and severe punishment.

The universities' decision Monday to forgo bowl bids after their incredibly embarrassing brawl was a brave one. It will outrage two fan bases that are among the most loyal in America. It will break the hearts ...

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