Sometimes I wonder how the whole ‘athletes are dumb’ stereotype came into place. I mean, athletes can’t actually be dumb, because, they to be actively passing five classes to participate in any sport. They may be able to cheat off others, just because they are athletes and popular, but, when it comes to tests, they can’t. Plus, people aren’t always going to get the right answer on their worksheets, so if an athletes were to copy their answer, they would get it wrong also. So, those test scores could be very helpful and instrumental in the athlete passing the class.
And then there is if the teacher catches them cheating, and gives them a zero or handles it however the teachers chooses, it does two things. One, it could get possibly hurt the athlete’s reputation. Two, it would have the coach upset, where he might bench them, or kick them off the team-if they’re a repeat cheater. none of these would make an athlete, or anyone else for that matter, happy.
All in all, to the cheating (and not smart) athlete, please stop and actually learn something, for the smart athletes hate the stereotype.