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The Way the World Works

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published May 16, 2017

The Way the World Works

Rutgers University Athletic Director Pat Hobbs, responding to the NCAA's announcement of violations against the school's sports programs (including failure to penalize 16 football players who tested positive for drugs), told the Asbury Park Press in January that he would immediately dismiss from teams any player testing positive for hard drugs -- upon the fourth violation (if for marijuana only, upon the fifth).

In January, the Russian parliament voted 380 to 3 to amend its assault law to allow a spouse one punishment-by-"ticketing" (i.e., not criminal) for domestic violence against his partner -- provided the bodily harm was not "substantial" and that it happens no more than once a year. [Asbury Park Press, 1-11-2017] [USA Today, 1-27-2017]