The University of Miami should cut ALL ties with A-Rod

The University of Miami should cut ALL ties with A-Rod

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I am proud that the University of Miami (UM) lists their core values as the following: "Our core values of diversity, integrity, responsibility, excellence, compassion, creativity, and teamwork provide the foundation for all of our behaviors." UM core values As a University of Miami alumnus I attempt to uphold many of these values, especially integrity, creativity, honesty, and hard work.

After watching a documentary by Billy Corben entitled "Screwball" I read more in depth about how the University of Miami is affiliated with a well documented cheater and liar: Alex E. Rodriguez (better known as A-Rod). A-Rod, a former Major League Baseball player, took Performing Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) he bought from a fake Miami doctor. He then proceeded to deny his cheating with various lies until it all caught up with him. You can read more about it here: https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/article3578762.html

There is no honor in cheating and it sends a horrible message to the honest and hard working athletes, alumni, employees, students, and faculty of the University of Miami.

Cheating and dishonesty are completely contradictory to the University of Miami's core values.

The University of Miami should cut all ties with A-Rod. His name should be removed from the baseball stadium and business courtyard; he should be taken off the UM Board of Trustees; his honorary degree and Edward T. Foote II award should be voided. 

If the University of Miami is paying any salary to A-Rod for being on its Board of Trustees, it should immediately be rescinded, and credited to lowering students' tuition costs.

The University of Miami should also issue a formal apology to the 'Canes community. What is the point of having an honor code for the students when you have a cheater on the Board of Trustees? What kind of message does it send to the baseball players who see his name written on their stadium?

Cheat and lie to get ahead.

The University of Miami is better than this and I know that they will do the right thing.

Thank you for your support!

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