Is it time for Rutgers to take a time-out from football?

Robert Bianchi and Bill Spadea. (Photo credit: Kira Buxton)

The scandals keep coming. This time the Scarlet Knights' most accomplished  player, Leonte Carroo, is under indefinite suspension and investigation for conduct that took place outside the school's stadium.

If you ask me, the team tarnishes the reputation of a world-renown research institution. The players have a history of misconduct, and tuition money shouldn't be directed toward a sustaining a program that is defined by this negative culture.

My guest for the hour, former Morris County Prosecutor and certified criminal trial attorney Robert Bianchi, believes cancellation is an overreaction. Coach Kyle Flood can't be held responsible for his players' conduct, and we shouldn't penalize the whole school for the actions of a few, he says.

Chloe, a 19-year-old caller from Edison, agreed with Bianchi, and said Flood shouldn't have to account for the student's behavior.

Jay, a listener from Matawan, said the team has lost the school millions of dollars over multiple seasons, which is reason enough to cancel their program.

What do you think? Vote for whether the Rutgers football season should be canceled in the poll below, and continue the conversation by tweeting us at @BillSpadea and @nj1015.

Bill Spadea is creator of the Chasing News TV program. He periodically fills in for NJ 101.5 show hosts, and you can daily hear his opinion about all things New Jersey here, or by tweeting @BillSpadea.  Bill is subbing for Jim Gearhart until Tuesday, Sept. 15.