Originally Posted by Town Park Radio
Pardon me: You are ***** skippy wrong there, buddy. A team absolutely IS supposed to pay the price as a team if one of their members breaks the rules, just like the whole team gets a free ride to fame if one member of the team carries them to fame and fortune (see: Michael Jordan).
Any of them could have spoken up and booted him from their team. he should ahve been banned ages ago and it is a black mark against Riot's ostensible "fair play" that he was allowed to finish last season.
That's the biggest load I've ever heard. One player does not carry a team (even Michael Jordan). A team works as a unit to achieve what they accomplish. Yes some pull more weight than others but Toyz didn't 1v5 Azubu Frost in Champs.
Also, there is no rule stating that a player must be kicked from a team for toxic behavior (in the Summoner's Code). That a team organization decision.
I will say that there is a reason substitute players are on most rosters however and that is to cover a player that can not play for any reason (I'm looking at you Curse jk I love you guys).
And on another note. I know that in the past year I've been reported at least 100 times for various reason but I have received no punishment from Tribunal. Also, those 7 punishments of the first 8 tribunal runs were an attempt to reign in a toxic player before they must ban him (much like NFL fines players before suspensions).
Most perma bans even on regular joes are the third or fourth punishment from what I understand (the testimony of three friends who are on second account for admittedly toxic behavior and refusal to reform until recently, one a friend IRL from school).