For the past few years, the University of Miami athletic department has had a reputation of coming down hard on anyone who dares bring bad PR to their program*. Hell hath no fury like a UM Athletic Director scorned. Unless of course, you happen to have donated nearly $4 million to the program, then everything's totally cool and they'd like to name a stadium in your honor.
By now you know Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids five years ago while a member of the Texas Rangers. Good timing for the University of Miami, which is scheduled to officially rechristen its on-campus baseball stadium as "Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park." A-Rod never played at UM, but has emerged as an important benefactor and mentor for the program over the years and donated $3.9 million for the Stadium's facelift.
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UM plans to go forward with the name change. This is of course the school that recently suspended its football team's starting quarterback, Robert Marve, for missing four classes. Miami makes a big, all too public show out of holding its student athletes to the highest standards, but apparently its willing to put those standards aside sometimes.
*believe me, I know.