Jack you and I both know that is the biggest misconception about the NCAO as a whole. We've gone 'round and 'round about this until we were both blue in the face and I got hungry. Also with the Trevor stories. Someone as violent as that, I'll never argue about. Would Ferg, Dio, Barry, etc etc etc REALLY enforce a ban and boot someone like say, Preacher from the field? I think the chance is 50/50. Bell? Hell the SKK guys - If any of them gave up the Ninja booties and just played the game without being dickheads I'd bet dollars to pesos that they could play at even Fulda Gap with no one being any wiser. Human nature dictates that there is very few people who would recognize them that would say a word to Ferg
The only way to TRULY enforce ANY ban is for the NCAO to run it's own games, rent the fields which would give us the right to say who can and can't play. Until that happens, Field Owners can SAY they're on board until we all feel all fuzzy inside. ACTUALLY turning down a field fee, with BB purchase, with any other purchase, is another matter entirely. I wouldn't know Trevor if he came up and offered me a Dutch Rudder. If he went to say, XK, and played like any other player, would anyone be any wiser? Even Bell. Bell at say, the Greensboro fields? Unless someone recognizes him and goes to one of the Cool Combat guys - Even then would they care? They have such a good thing going there with built in players, I would doubt it. I know I wouldn't care.
Nevertheless we can debate this until we're all sick to death. In the end, the core argument brought up by the OP has been beaten to death and then some. No sense in even discussing or debating because any overhaul is so unlikely to actually happen; LIke I said, I'd devote more time to worrying about the Myans killing us all next December than I would reforming the NCAO