Money quote from Clay Travis’ interview with the SEC Commissioner:
“This was a case of first impression,” Slive said. (A case of first impression has no existing precedent). “The SEC had to determine whether it violated SEC bylaws for an individual’s family member to solicit funds from an institution that is different from the one he attended. Ultimately,” Slive said, “I had to determine what the appropriate league response was after balancing all of these factors and after considering all of that I did not believe that he had violated our bylaws.”
That, ladies and gentlemen, is the commissioner of arguably the most powerful college football conference in America putting his seal of approval on a father shopping his son to the highest bidder.
That is bloody sad.