In the wake of Urban Meyer’s relative slap on the wrist from the OSU administration, I saw a lot of Internet outrage comparing his three-game suspension with the hits A.J. Green and Todd Gurley took over receiving outside compensation.
I get the anger, but I think the analogies are somewhat misplaced. Green and Gurley ran afoul of the NCAA’s amateurism protocols. Agree with those or not, they were in place when the incidents occurred and the punishment, while draconian, was consistent with what the NCAA does to protect its cash flow.
Corch’s situation was with his employer. If you’re looking for an analogy that’s way more relevant, try this one on for size.
I’ll give you an even more cynical take. Meyer’s predecessor was fired for lying. The difference here? Well, let’s just remember when Tressel was let go, Urban Meyer was a free agent, working for ESPN. There’s nobody comparable waiting in the wings right now. Draw your own conclusion from that.