At least they can enjoy a bagel and cream cheese.

SMH.

Just when you think the rules can’t get any stupider…

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UPDATE:  Can I get a harumph?

I can’t imagine why Guy would make up a story like that, so I guess we’ll wait and see how this shakes out.

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21 responses to “At least they can enjoy a bagel and cream cheese.

  1. Derek

    On this we agree. That seems like something that can be policed after the fact.

    People can’t show up to a wedding reception with gifts?

    You can’t have a birthday party?

    Just because something CAN be abused doesn’t mean something IS being abused.

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  2. Debby Balcer

    That is utterly ridiculous.

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  3. reality check here

    It is a mistake ever to think rules can’t get any dumber or offensive when it comes to the NCAA. In fact to me this is not nearly as outrageous as the time the NCAA declared it was a violation for Alabama players to attend a teammate’s funeral.

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    • Derek

      I don’t think they did actually. They investigated it but I don’t think they said it was a violation.

      And it wasn’t “attending”. The school flew the players to the funeral after a game. So it was the school funded transportation not their presence that was at issue.

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      • reality check here

        Actually Derek the NCAA did find that the Alabama football team violated the “entertainment off campus rule”. ENTERTAINMENT!!! Their return flight after a game against Ohio State in East Rutherford New Jersey was diverted to Columbus Georgia so they could attend the funeral. There was transportation involved but it is not clear there was any additional cost involved. In any event the rule that was violated was the entertainment off campus rule. Their “investigation” had to employ some disgusting logic – I say immoral- to come up with a violation

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        • Derek

          Hard to find any details 23 years later but did they not issue zero punishment and then modify then rule so that such a thing wouldn’t be a violation in the future?

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          • reality check here

            Yes. The NCAA got a lot of extremely negative comments after they announced the violation. They decided not to issue punishment and changed the rule the next year, although I think a waiver application needs to be filed.

            I was one of the negative commenters. I wrote Walter Byers and told him I was not an Alabama fan but I strongly believed only an arrogant, immoral, pedantic jerk would have the audacity to question a fundamental expression of compassion in a time of grief and compound that with the gall to claim it was a violation of an entertainment rule. I wasn’t surprised he didn’t write me back. Damn it made me mad.

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          • reality check here

            It was areally long time ago. 1986

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  4. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Damn, just damn. You can’t make this shit up.

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  5. f

    Auburn’s eyes open wide…damn! Hey kid…come to Aubrrun, we’ll get you finance from the Tigerette’s squad, and get you registered for the wedding. Accept the gifts, be and all star, cancel the nuptials.

    Too easy. Too easy.

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  6. FlyingPeakDawg

    Aubrrn just opened a wedding registry site available to boosters and have created a squad of Tigerrette finance’s in the waiting.

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  7. DawgPhan

    I am guessing if he promoted his wedding registry via social media the NCAA might view it differently.

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  8. Bright Idea

    UVA Compliance office tell him that maybe?

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    • stoopnagle

      That’s what I’m thinking. And probably because there’s no rule specifically about wedding registries, so compliance was like “don’t do that” so that their friends in Indy didn’t come snooping around because “maybe.” As Georgia fans we’ve been there.

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  9. OurADisaGlorifiedAccountant

    Nick Saban has found his loophole!!!

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  10. Hobnail_Boot

    I’ve long wondered how many recruits and family members get really nice birthday gifts.

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  11. ASEF

    So, a Harvard fencing coach sells his house for twice face value. Buyer’s kid gets accepted into Harvard on the fencing team.

    That’s the killer here. Policing wedding registries is stupid. Doing so against the backdrop of six and seven figure grift is absurd beyond belief.

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    • stoopnagle

      It’s okay when the coaches and ADs turn a buck. It’s just the athletes who need to know their place.

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  12. Mayor

    “NCAA goes to Jupiter to get more stupider.”

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