The Classiest NCAA Violation Ever

Everyone who posted this to Facebook said they liked that it was a classy violation.  Now, of course, all of these people were UGA homers, but I had to read the original article anyways.

Mark Richt was paying his assistant coaches from his own money for things like bonuses, longevity bonuses, and salary reductions from a change in jobs.  It is, in fact, the classiest violation in the history of everything.  You know what I love even more than that, the NCAA actually thinks this is a bad thing.

Let’s juxtapose that with the story of Todd O’Brien, who cannot get a release from St. Joe’s because they are being vindictive, but the NCAA thinks that’s totally fine.  Yes, this is the world of college sports we live in.  It was never about the student.  Hell, college isn’t even about the students.  It’s about money and puffed up, over-the-hill grown folks acting like they are the most important people who ever walked the planet.

Mark Richt is different, and, in showing how different he was, he was given a letter of admonishment by the NCAA.  Can you imagine how that looks:

“Dear Mr. Richt,

We regret to inform you that acting selflessly flies in the face of everything the NCAA is about.  If you want to screw over your school and take another job, that’s ok.  If you are railroading kids who ticked you off, that’s ok.  But, how dare you offer to pay your assistant coaches who don’t make nearly as much as you simply because you’re a good person.  We are not in the business of good people, Mr. Richt.  Perhaps you may want to consider a different career choice.”

Yep, that’s our NCAA.  They really do think this way, you know.  Otherwise, they would have let common sense prevail and done nothing.  The appropriate action here.


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