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Yahoo! Sports is reporting allegations of massive payoffs for football players in the millions of dollars at Miami of Florida including prostitutes, cash, trips and at least one abortion!

What’s the NCAA up to?  Investigating the massive allegation that the University of North Dakota has a illegal nickname!

It’s not like this is the New York Times or 60 Minutes or USA Today – this is Yahoo! Sports!  How did they discover this alleged violation?  Admittedly, they are allegations and not necessarily true.  But the charges are serious.

Now we have this comment from Thayer Evans at Fox Sports:


A few highlights:

But here’s a clue for clueless NCAA President Mark Emmert: The biggest issues are the ones found in a Yahoo! Sports report Tuesday, which details allegations that 72 former and current University of Miami athletes received millions of dollars of impermissible benefits from a booster between 2002 and 2010.

And apparently the sheriff at the NCAA at the time is the former Miami AD!

And it’s all alleged to have happened under the watch of former Miami athletic director Paul Dee, the former chairman of the NCAA committee on infractions that levied harsh penalties against USC in 2009 for the Reggie Bush saga.

OOPS!  The NCAA seems more concerned about Fighting Sioux than paid football players.

What must happen?  The major conferences need to secede from the NCAA and form their own free-market based oversight.  Yes, it will hurt college sports for a short time until we get the NCAA college sports needs – one that revises the rule book (The convoluted NCAA rule book reminds me of the famous comment corrupt Senator Payne says in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington:  “The Bills!  I don’t know what half of them say and I used to be a lawyer!”) and then punishes real infractions, not PC ones.

I wonder when Butler will be awarded the 2011 basketball crown:

During his embarrassing 10-month tenure, he’s overseen Connecticut being placed on probation in basketball and the Huskies winning the national championship less than two months later.

I repeat, real reform will come when the NCAA is replaced by a new free-market-based organization or abolished altogether.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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