Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buff_since76, Sep 8, 2010.
It seems a little excessive to hold him out much longer. But I think the NCAA is freaking out over the Bush thing and is going to over-react for awhile.
Brand is directly responsible for much of what went on the past 10 years or so, IMO. He was so lax on punishing the 'haves' that they could do just about anything without repurcussions.
Mo Clarett getting in trouble at tOSU? No problem. Didn't he have someone else take tests for him?
OU players getting paid for work they didn't do? Don't sweat it.
CU not charging walkons the proper rate for meals? Throw the book at them!
So it seems to me, based on the SC penalties, that the NCAA is trying to finally level the playing field and enforce the rules uniformly.
It is funny that the school can sell the game worn jerseys and make serious money off them but when a player does it then it becomes a horrible thing. It is that players sweat and blood that sells the jersey.
Yeah, I agree there. Just saying I think they're going to be pretty strict for the next 12-24 months.
local talk radio is saying he will be cleared to play sometime today or tomorrow.
too bad the kids can't sell their old equipment for money. I know this has a ton of potential for abuse but it would be a start.
joe schad just tweeted that aj green MUST sit 4 games per the ncaa ... he sold the jersey to an agent
That is a little worse than selling it to a random fan or on ebay. I have no problem with the suspension then.
Well, there ya go. I think somebody said something up the thread about "potential for abuse"??
I know CU fans miss out of the chance to see a very good player, but I can't say I'm a bit disappointed about this...
Someday these kids will realize that they should have zero contact with agents until they're legally allowed to do it, or risk the consequences.
Are the agents ever penalized? The NCAA and the NFLPA need to get together and figure something out on that front.
I always want to see our best team face our opponent's team, which means all players on the field sans suspensions and injuries.
However, in recent years--since we started falling well short of our expectations--I've wanted to see our opponent's best team on the field, sans injuries and suspensions but with serious hangovers.
So I'm mixed on this one. I hate to miss the chance to play against a great player, but it's great to see the NCAA enforce rules against a team that's not CU.
I agree. People love to jump on the players. As much as I'd like to think I'd turn down the money, I would probably take it. Especially at that age.
i love the term "individual who meets the ncaa definition of an agent"
I was wondering the same thing. I think the only way that is possible is if the NFL somehow regulates them. I do not know if that is the case or not.
Plus it will be very difficult to stop this stuff through player education (which should happen). These are just impressionable kids and they are going to make mistakes.
The better way is to penalize the agent so they don't do it anymore. Although it would have to be pretty all encompassing including associates of agents, etc. I'm sure these jokers will almost always find some way to get to a player.
AJ out for four games.. Unfortunately his 5th game is at CU.
The more I think about this, the more I think the NCAA is letting him off too easy... :huh:
I think the only reason that the NCAA is doing anything is that the Reggie Bush situation was so obvious and the media, especially Yahoo Sports, stuck to the story so firmly that they had no choice. Once they acted on the Bush deal they had no choice but to follow some of the obvious threads leading to other places as well. If U$C and Bush had made any kind of attempt at hiding what was going on none of this would have ever happened.
The next thing that happens is that one or more of the lower profile schools gets really hammered so the NCAA can say they are enforcing the rules, then they go back to letting the big boys slide.
I believe the agent can be penalized.....although i can't remember exactly how that works
If I remember right, the agents have to be certified by the NFLPA before they can represent players, and the NFLPA can pull their certification over this sort of thing. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how hard a line the NFLPA takes on agents trying to enrich younger players....
You're not basing that on the fact that he'll return in time to torment the Buffs, are you?
I disagree. OU and OSU were equally blatant and out in the open. But they were settled before Brand died. USC was not.
I could be wrong, but the timing is awfully suspicious, as was the lack of punishment for the 'haves' while Brand was around.
I am not disagreeing with you that Brand was more than happy to let the "elite" programs slide while hammering those who were not looked at that way. All I am saying is that I need to see a lot more evidence to believe anything has changed. The only reason that USC got nailed was because Yahoo sports latched onto the story and wouldn't let go. The NCAA delayed it as long as possible and did everything they could to try to make the story fade or go away. They only acted after it became obvious that the story wasn't going away and to delay it longer would mean more embarassment for the NCAA. Even then it took a combination of Reggie Bush and OJ Mayo to get them to take action.
Could be. I suppose the real test will be when the next 'have' does something wrong.
Hopefully he's rusty...
That would be helpful for us if Georgia were playing Texas this season.
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