A few days ago I was put into Bad Sport for 16 days. Over the next few days I noticed that the timer was counting down in my current session, but would reset back to a full 16 days if I changed session or restarted my machine.
A quick look around the web and I discovered that a lot of people are having the issue of the resetting timer. I took to Rockstar's Twitter to see if I could get some help there, as their e-mail responses blow. I got someone at R* on Twitter, but again got a cookie-cutter bullsh*t response.
Then, a rogue tweeter appeared and told me that if you unlink your social account for 24 hours, then re-link it, the problem will be resolved. I checked the guy out and it seems he has helped a bunch of people on their Twitter page who Rockstar have let down.
So, does anyone know if this is legitimate? Has anyone tried and succeeded with this method?
TL;DR: Apparently unlinking and re-linking your Social Club account for 24 hours resolves the issue of Bad Sport timers resetting.