Posted by Mike
Let's see if we can understand the latest NCAA ruling affecting (or really not affecting) Ohio State.
AJ sells a jersey and is suspended for four games, this season. Important games...South Carolina... and Arkansas among them.
The Buckeye players trade autographs and equipment for tattoos, and they get suspended for four games..NEXT YEAR.
Someone please explain to me how this equitable. Obliviously the NCAA is trying to protect the Sugar Bowl as a major component of the BCS. So when a ruling is in their favor, the body acts towards personal interest.
This from CBSSports.com:
The NCAA did not suspend the players for the Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl against the eigth-ranked Razorbacks because they "did not receive adequate rules education during the time period the violations occurred."
Not sure what this means but I think the translation is something like this: “We know these guys broke the rules and should be suspended, but come on... we can not wreck the Sugar Bowl. Do you know how much money is at stake in advertising revenue and ticket sales and hotel rooms and air line tickets... and so on?”
In short it is okay to trash Georgia's season, but God forbid they should do anything to upset the glorious BCS series. Can you say HYPOCRITS?