Skip to comments.NCAA searches for new low by denying Marine eligibility
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 Emmerts 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 States 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 isnt 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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Sounds like the same kind of crap used to strip Olympic medals from a talented native American athlete.
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.
They’ll make up for it by letting Johnny Football play - it all evens out, don’t you see.
Ah memories of Jim Thorpe. Some of these committees are truly ridiculous
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.