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NCAA searches for new low by denying Marine eligibility
Yahoo ^ | 08/18/2013 | Christopher Wilson

Posted on 08/18/2013 5:31:21 PM PDT by DFG

We make fun of the NCAA because they are an easy punching bag. They lack consistency, transparency and an understanding of the basic concepts of common sense. You would think it difficult for them to find a new low after years of draconian punishments mixed with unsatisfactory wrist slaps but never doubt the potential depths to which Mark Emmert’s organization can plunge.

Steven Rhodes is a 24-year-old Marine sergeant. He finished his five-year commitment to the armed forces this summer and called up Middle Tennessee State’s football coaches and asked if they had a spot for him as a walk-on. They happily accepted the 6’ 3”, 240-pound veteran and have been using him as a tight end and defensive lineman during practice.

Great story, right?

Well, it would be, except Rhodes isn’t eligible to play this season because he took part in an intramural league while in the service. He received no money to play in some extremely disorganized games.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: marine; ncaa; rhodes; tennessee

1 posted on 08/18/2013 5:31:21 PM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

Sounds like the same kind of crap used to strip Olympic medals from a talented native American athlete.


2 posted on 08/18/2013 5:37:53 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: DFG

FUNCAA!!!


3 posted on 08/18/2013 5:39:21 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: DFG

While I have nothing against making profits, the profits the NCAA reaps occurs because of all the blind eyes they turn to bad programs and bad players. They know on which side their bread is buttered. I still think they knew about Sandusky but the money was too sweet to give up by busting him. Teams being harassed by the NCAA need to pull out and create thier own club. They can keep the $$$ for themselves and their schools.


4 posted on 08/18/2013 5:45:49 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: DFG

http://www.thelostogle.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/ncaa.jpg


5 posted on 08/18/2013 5:46:02 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: DFG

They’ll make up for it by letting Johnny Football play - it all evens out, don’t you see.


6 posted on 08/18/2013 5:51:18 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Mastador1

Ah memories of Jim Thorpe. Some of these committees are truly ridiculous


7 posted on 08/18/2013 5:57:51 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: DFG
Maybe if he molested 10 year old boys in the shower, the NCAA would've turned a blind eye.


8 posted on 08/18/2013 8:33:16 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: centurion316

Johnny Football should be allowed to play if he’s not proven to be guilty. I also want to know who reported it to the NCAA.

If it’s proven he did it, he should be banned for one year and no more. Or maybe even only a few games.

College players should be paid. I’ve known many of them and they live like paupers.


9 posted on 08/18/2013 9:13:01 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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