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When Titles Are Tarnished by Cheating But Not Taken Away

From The New York Times

“'If the goal was to uphold the honesty and sanctity of the game for a broader community, the ultimate penalty is to vacate the wins and the titles,' said Ann Skeet, a sports and leadership ethicist for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at [Santa Clara University] in California. 'But there are some built-in conflicts — the commissioner works for the owners. They share revenue. Their fortunes are tied together.'”

Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics, quoted in The New York Times (AP Photo/Matt Slocum).