These idiots did row - a court injunction forced the school's hand.There was a case in NZ recently where two boys - who were on an inter-school comp for rowing - were riding the baggage conveyor belt at the airport thru into the back section. They were immediately sent home and didn't take part in the comp. The father - a lawyer - sued the school as it "could affect his son's olympic chances" in the future.
But they didn't win national selection in any event.
Apparently two of the schools rowing coaches resigned in protest at (what they considered to be) the school's heavy handed approach - since they wanted the boys to row on the grounds that it would hurt the rest of the team, but they were overruled by the Principal, who in turn was overruled by the Court.