The NCAA is a dictatorship, almost on the level of Cuba or one of those Middle Eastern countries that are blowing each other up every day.
The NCAA has far too many rules and regulations and it’s almost impossible to know what’s right and what’s wrong.
In the case of Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, it has been widely reported that he is making money from signing autographs! So what! If the stories are true about Johnny Manziel, how is this a crime against the all powerful NCAA?
It’s a crime because the NCAA is not getting any of that money.
This kid won the Heisman Trophy and everyone everywhere wants to celebrate his incredible success at such a young age.
Everywhere Johnny Manziel goes everyone wants a piece of him; they want to touch him, to know about him and be around him all the time.
I would think that it’s somewhat nerve-wracking when you’re being approached constantly for your autograph.
Keep in mind, college athletes receive no money for playing their sport, but they generate billions of dollars for their school and for college athletics.
Is that fair? …. Hell no!
I’m sure you’ve heard the story about EA Sports using the likenesses of college athletes and not compensating them. If you tried to use the likeness of Michael Jordan I guarantee that you’ll be breaking off a huge check to Sir Air Jordan.
Big-time college athletics is just a minor league system for the NFL and NBA.
Those kids who come out of high school and end up at a major college program are looking to bust out of there in one year, in this case, of college basketball and three years when it comes to college football.
A college degree means nothing when what’s really staring you in the face is a huge, and I mean huge, pro contract.
Most college athletes do not come from families of great wealth. These kids are starving in college and are required by the NCAA to practice no more than 20 hours per week and, quiet as it’s kept, some college coaches push the limits on those 20 hours.
Johnny Manziel is just capitalizing on his fame just like anyone else would do in the same situation.
But, the NCAA is so stupid and, if these allegations are true, they could suspend Johnny Manziel for an indefinite period of time.
For those of you who feel that college athletes should not be paid, I think you’re way off base and you don’t understand what it’s like to be a college student athlete.
If you’ve never walked in the shoes of a college student athlete then you’ll never understand what that life is all about.
Leave Johnny Manziel alone!