Athletes and Detention

Question: Someone has told me that football players do not serve detentions because the coaches make the kids run at practice instead. Is this for all student athletes or just football? {September 29, 2017} 

This is false.  However, in general, athletes are not excused from punishments, such as detentions, in lieu of discipline being administered at practice.  Often times, when athletes serve their detention, there is additional punishment administered by the coach as a direct result of the athlete being late to practice as a result.