It's no secret that this year hasn't been the best for USA Swimming, as a scandal earlier this year brought to light serious sexual abuse that had been occurring between USA Swimming employees and volunteers and swimmers. As a result, updated Athlete Protection Policies were passed on Saturday at the U.S. Aquatic Sports Convention.
With all the media hubbub surrounding the bad habits and poor choices of some NBA players, it might come as a surprise that the NBA actually has a very strict background screening process in place. But the truth of the matter is that their background checks weed out the "bad apples" in no time flat.