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The problem was that ESPN reported that an anonymous source tipped them off on several athletes getting abortions in order to keep their scholarships.
While I can understand that this brings you into some touchy areas, I think we have to realize one thing about scholarship athletes. They are being paid to compete at a very high level for their schools. If anything gets in the way of their competing and helping the program, yes, their scholarships will be on the line. Programs, especially those like T&F where there may not be that much money available, can't afford to pay their athletes to take the season off. While this may be a touchy and politically charged situation, scholarships are hard to come by and coaches have to be very selective about who gets the scholarships. They could lose their jobs due to the underperformance of their teams if they give scholarships to athletes who can't compete at the highest level while other athletes who could help the team more go to other schools because they weren't offered a scholarship.