As people are all aware of now, the NCAA hit Ole Miss athletics with a notice of allegations regarding violations within various programs, including the football team, and now some of those alleged violations have come to life thanks to The Clarion Ledger.
Naturally, in typical NCAA fashion, some of them are kind of ridiculous.
Per the report from the newspaper, one of the allegations comes from an anonymous player receiving a loaner car from a dealership after his own was vandalized, which is fine under NCAA guidelines. But here’s the kicker. When the player in question tried to return the loaner a few months later, he couldn’t because of the dealership’s policy that the only one who could physically return the car was the one who arranged the loaner in the first place.
Thus, the player had the loaner longer than anticipated, and the NCAA cried foul.
The rest of the violations are even more ridiculous, with the NCAA making noise about Ole Miss coaches accidentally pocket dialing recruits to a player appearing in a picture on the social media page of a business his brother owns, to a recruit taking a picture with a former player and having “limited, unplanned contact” with him.
Simply put, if this isn’t even more evidence that the NCAA needs major reforms, then the state of college athletics really needs to be reevaluated, and quickly.
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