I'm disappointed. As a head coach, Patterson should be more professional.
Gary Patterson said he won’t leave Devonte Fields’ two-game suspension up to a vote from his teammates. Fields was suspended after violating unspecified team rules in the spring.
“My whole team would vote Devonte to be back on the team because they all want to win,” Patterson said. “That doesn’t teach life lessons.”
Patterson said he took the LSU vote as a sign of respect, noting that he doubted the players would have been involved if the Tigers were opening against a lesser opponent. “I’m sure if it was some opponent they’d beat by 100 points [the players] wouldn’t have a vote. It’s not my worry. I’ve got to play whoever they put on the field.”
Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/08/06/5060950/tcu-loses-its-third-player-six.html#storylink=cpy
Besides being unprofessional, it shows that Patterson really doesn't know what he's talking about.