Background Checks for Athletes?
April 12, 2007
U of M considers background checks after signing accused player!
Showing the world that no one is safe from deceit.
Criminal background checks may one day be part of the recruiting process for freshman athletes at the University of Minnesota after the school signed a football player who had been charged in two armed robberies in the St. Louis area.
"It’s something we’ve debated," said Gophers athletic director Joel Maturi. "I think people are leaning toward going down that path. But I’m a little nervous because we have a situation where we didn’t find anything."
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