GameStop manager suspended over store policy

Brandon ScottLast week we reported a story about a GameStop manager in Fort Worth, Texas who decided to make kids prove that they were good students before they could purchase a game.

The idea was to have the children haul in their parents or guardians to vouch for them — that they weren’t flunking and were pulling their weight in school.

Brandon Scott, the store manager said, "I’m probably going to get in trouble for this."

Good call.

Mr. Scott was suspended last week by the corporate offices of GameStop but he isn’t really sure why — whether it was because of him speaking out on his new store policy or the negative publicity GameStop was receiving over the airwaves.

Although the Internet buzz has been overwhelmingly negative over Scott’s actions, the community in Fort Worth applauds his policy. One parent stated, "Everyone needs a good education and I totally support him because my rules at home are: You don’t make the grade, you don’t play."

GameStop replied to Scott’s actions by saying, "GameStop is learning about and evaluating Mr. Scott’s concept. As always, GameStop maintains its corporate commitment to assisting parents and other consumers in making informed choices."

Brandon Scott is undaunted however. He believes that what he did was a service to the community and remarked, "I wouldn’t say rebel, but I can be rebellious. I can fight for what I believe in."



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