Wednesday, December 1

But He Gets To Play

According to facts of the case agreed upon by Auburn University and the NCAA enforcement staff, the student-athlete's father and an owner of a scouting service worked together to actively market the student-athlete as a part of a pay-for-play scenario in return for Newton's commitment to attend college and play football. NCAA rules (Bylaw 12.3.3) do not allow individuals or entities to represent a prospective student-athlete for compensation to a school for an athletic scholarship.



the EPA said...

Didn't they punish Reggie Bush for the exact same thing? But now they aren't punishing Newton. It couldn't be that Auburn is about to play in the SEC title game could it?

Can someone tell me what "Absolute power corrupts absolutley" in Latin is

Sports Chump said...

Let's go ahead and just give Cecil Newton our Pimp of the Year, shall we?

Or should we in give it to the NCAA who makes more money off of kids than any organization since Nike.

Wow, that sounded angry, didn't it?

Cleet said...

Slight difference in the Bush case was that Bush directly took money from an agent and that they had proof.

This statement by the NCAA says that they know something bad went down but they can't prove this time...and the kid may not have known about it so the kid can play.

Sports Chump, I get your anger but using other people for your own material gain is the business of life unfortutnately, one not exclusive to college footbaw.