The University of Hawaii football team is not really known nationally or locally as a team that always deals with off the field legal problems. However, even bad things happen at UH sometimes. Two key players – Aaron Brown and Darius bright were reinstated yesterday after being suspended for the first football game against Colorado for their Aug. 28 arrests because of their alleged involvement in a Waikiki fight.
“They served their punishment,” McMackin said. “They’ll have some other things to do. They’re back on the football team. We handled it.” Both McMackin and Hawaii’s AD Jim Donovan made the decision to reinstate the players.
Different people are going to have different thoughts on this. I personally think that there should be harsher punishments for players who engage in this type of nonsense in college, especially if you represent so many others by being a part of a team sport.
Either way, both Brown and bright are back. This is good for the team, but is it good for the players? Hopefully the kids learned their lesson. Kids make mistakes, but this type of nonsense should not be handled with a simple “one-game suspension.