Louisville Basketball: Rece Davis Weighs In On Cardinals’ Punishment

The Louisville basketball program was forced to vacate hundreds of wins and its national championship, but not everyone is in agreement over the decision.

After the punishment was announced, ESPN college basketball analyst Rece Davis took to social media to share his thoughts on the NCAA’s ruling and ultimately expressed his opinion that vacating the wins and the national championship was not the right decision.

“I disagree w/ the punishment of vacating games or championships. It’s silly,” Davis wrote in a post on social media. “Accomplishes little or nothing. When rules are broken, heavy fines, show causes for offenders, etc seem more appropriate. We saw the game. We know Louisville won.

I disagree w/ the punishment of vacating games or championships. It’s silly. Accomplishes little or nothing. When rules are broken, heavy fines, show causes for offenders, etc seem more appropriate. We saw the game. We know Louisville won.

— Rece Davis (@ESPN_ReceDavis) February 20, 2018

It’s hard not to agree with Davis.

By vacating the wins, the players, who had nothing to do with the missteps by the program, are the ones who were punished. If you want to really drive home a point and hold people accountable for their actions, you would be punishing those who actually orchestrated the system.

What are your thoughts on the punishment? Sound off in the comments section below and let your voice be heard.