SEC PLAYERS GET $180,000 AND THEY GO TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, TERRELLE PRYOR GETS THIS TAT AND HE MISSES NEXT YEAR’S AKRON AND TOLEDO GAMES
Whether you come down on the side of the NCAA or the suspended Ohio State players, the “Tattoogate” scandal shows the complete corruption and hypocrisy on both sides.
In addition to exchanging various Ohio State awards and memorabilia for tattoos, several star players, including quarterback Terrelle Pryor, also received money. Those players have to pay back the money they received for selling their uniforms, awards, trophies etc. and miss the first five games of next season. Not wanting to turn one of their BCS games into a travesty, the NCAA IS going to let everyone play in the upcoming Sugar Bowl.
The NCAA’s latest ruling is once again so idiotic and convoluted that ESPN’s premier college football columnist Pat Forde simply advises every guilty, cheating college football player from here on out to simply utter the phrase, “I didn’t know.” Viola! instant deniability.
Irony: exchanging your college football “Good Citizenship Award” for cash and tats.