Over 30 Charleston Southern Players Getting Suspended For Their Game Against FSU After Using Book Money On School Supplies Is So, Sooo NCAA
Has there ever been a story that encapsulated the NCAA deficiencies more than 30+ student athletes from an unknown school getting suspended for their game against a university that has swept at least 5 felonies under the rug for spending book money on binders? It's honestly the perfect storm. Such an asinine ruling that you would swear it was done intentionally in an effort to troll it's naysayers. This had to be an act of self deprecating humor that came at the expense of the athletic careers and reputations of dozens upon dozens of relatively innocent kids at a small Southern college. Don't get me wrong, ass backwards disciplinary decisions is pretty much the NCAA's self righteous claim to fame. However, the fact that this one occurred just days before the victims of it were set to travel to play a far superior opponent that is allllll too familiar with victims is just too much of a coincidence for me not to be skeptical.
In all seriousness, I feel bad for these kids. It may not seem like it because the tone of this blog isn't all that sincere, but I really, really do. I'm sure some of them used school sanctioned money on things that weren't necessarily necessities and the fact that the three players referenced above vaguely alluded to "electronics" is a little suspicious. However, last time I checked you can't buy 50 inch flat screens at the school store so I think it's safe to say there are far more egregious financial infractions taking place throughout the landscape of college football. Shit, the SEC West might as well be the AFC East with how well it's players are compensated, and the NCAA is launching program wide attacks on some South Carolina satellite school because it's football team treated themselves to some composition paper? Somehow, someway, things have gotten so bad that this ridiculous story - that you undoubtedly questioned the validity of upon reading the headline - couldn't be more representative of the governing body of the multi-billion dollar business that is college sports.