Brother, can you spare some common sense?

Hey, NCAA, when you do this whole constitutional convention thing…

… you think you can bother to include some fundamental fairness in your enforcement rules?

By the way, he’s not exaggerating the circumstances.  Here’s what the NCAA itself found:

Beginning in January 2015, the associate AD provided cash loanswhich he characterized as scholarship cash advancesfrom his personal bank account to two football studentathletes. The associate AD did so after learning from Akrons director of football operations (DOFO) that the studentathletes had not yet received their living allowance scholarships and/or Pell Grants. Under similar circumstances, the associate AD provided cash loans to seven additional football studentathletes during the 201920 academic year. As a result of receiving the impermissible benefits, four football studentathletes competed in 21 contests and received actual and necessary expenses while ineligible.

“… received actual and necessary expenses while ineligible.”  Ain’t that some shit?


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14 responses to “Brother, can you spare some common sense?

  1. Can Jeffrey Kessler or Greg Sankey just burn down the NCAA already?

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  2. Spell Dawg

    The NCAA read “Catch 22” as inspiration for their governance model

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  3. Gaskilldawg

    All this but Cam Newton got away with being paid $180,000.00

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    • HirsuteDawg

      You have put your finger on what pisses us off about the NCAA. They punish the guy trying to do right, the guy that jaywalks (and confesses and is up front about it) but let the grifters like Scam and Johnny M. get away with wholesale, in-your-face, what-you-gonna-do-about-it bank robbery.

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    • Down Island Way

      That’s your difference in Akron and being the prettiest little cesspool on the plains…#AUBURN SUCKS!


  4. W Cobb Dawg

    Thank goodness they’re cracking down on this. Next thing ya know these obviously rotten-to-the-core kids will be selling a jersey or autograph! Nip it! Nip it in the bud!

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  5. The yoke of NCAA oppression weighs heavy on the poor pitiable student-athlete yet again.

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  6. whybotherdude

    the problem is this was at Akron, do this at a Major Power 5 and no body bats an eye but at mid major or lower tier power 5 they get the hammer of God from the ncaa.


  7. RangerRuss

    At my most magnanimous there’s no way I’d side with the NCAA. In this instance, however, the associate AD used poor judgement. Excluding the loans being illegitimate loaning money to subordinates is simply bad form no matter that his heart was in the right place. There are alternate means to relieve short term financial hardships without compromising his position that also alleviates any hard feelings corelated to recouping the loan from cash-strapped underlings.
    Saying that, I’ll admit to paying my men out of pocket when the vagaries of the USPS and an inconsiderate CFO from a yankee home office a thousand miles away left my men broke and destitute regularly on Fridays when their check didn’t arrive on time. The resultant loss of production when we went to the Farmers Bank at 0900 Monday morning to cash their late checks and general ill will heaped by those already broke, rough men bruised my delicate feeeeeeelings so much that I found a permissible accommodation.
    That associate AD is guilty of finding a simple but flawed solution for an age old problem. Piss on those sorry ass administrators that couldn’t be bothered to do their job and get the money out on time. Fuck the NCAA for not being more understanding to the plight of impoverished young folks.

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  8. Bulldawg Bill

    Ranger, if there’s one thing I’ll never accuse you of it’s constipated thinking!!!

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  9. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    The NCAA has been a morally bankrupt organization and completely out of touch for years. Blow the damn thing up ASAP!

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  10. tiredofidsearch

    I wish some school would tell the ncaa to go _____ and ignore them. Just keep on and disregard any “punishment”.
    Wont happen of course.