Notre Dame Football Needs More Criminals?

Loose Ball: Announcer's suggestion that thugs equal victories earns suspension and raises questions.

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Coaches from the mightiest football powerhouses to the weakest football pushovers want the same thing. It's just that some schools are willing to bend more than Notre Dame. Some take more risks with risky players for the sake of winning (and, presumably, to mold better young men).

I'm not saying that's right or that's wrong. Each school must decide for itself.

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Based in Washington, D.C., Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience, previously serving as a columnist, editorial writer and reporter with several Gannett publications. His sports column appears in the Washington Times. Follow him on Twitter.

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