The money quote from the article is missing. I'm assuming this is what ed and abdul are balking at.
"They showed poor judgement in posting what we saw as inappropriate photos, in which they appear to be skylarking with guns while in the U.S. last week," said Kevin Neil. "While what the boys did was not illegal, posting the photos on social networks encourages public debate, and that debate can be seen to have a negative impact on the image of the sport and their own image."
Doc X chimed in with another example of controversy. His closing comment demonstrated perfectly why the Olympic officials kneejerk as they do. They want to keep the Doc X's of the world watching.
Of course, making the punishment of the athletes public causes far more debate than the gun photo ever would. We wouldn't know of either if they hadn't kneejerked. Now I won't watch it because of this.actually, I wouldn't watch it anyway because all the tv ever shows is things like the men's figure skating competition. That's fine for bruce, but I prefer actual sports.