Stalions, an unknown figure in sports, became a headline for cheating in college football.
Cheating has a long history in sports, motivated by the pursuit of victory, fame, and career advancement.
Stalions used amateur spies to film opponents, decoding play calls and sparking a major scandal in college football.
The scandal led to an NCAA investigation, costing Stalions, Michigan's linebackers coach, and even head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Fans debated whether Stalions exposed a loophole or genuinely cheated, following the typical cycle of scandal reactions.
The use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) in baseball remains a contentious issue, with ongoing debates about fairness.
Cheating is not limited to sports, extending to various aspects of everyday life, from taxes to relationships.
While societal attitudes may overlook cheating in certain areas, cheating in sports draws a distinct reaction due to the fundamental idea of fair competition.
Distinguishing between acceptable gamesmanship and outright cheating is often challenging, leading to ongoing debates in various sports.
Cheating distorts our understanding of excellence in sports, robbing athletes and fans of the sought-after connection to something greater.