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NCAA warns players about draft parties

Posted on: April 12, 2011 12:43 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

You know, at times the NCAA seems like an overbearing parent that just doesn't want their kids to have any fun. I mean, imagine for a moment that a good friend of yours, and a former teammate is attending the NFL Draft this month and his entire life is about to change. He's going to be drafted, and he's going to get a contract and earn more money than he ever thought possible. Wouldn't you want to be there with him to celebrate this occasion?

Of course you would, but the NCAA would like to remind you that you'd be better off sitting at home and watching on television. The NCAA sent a letter to the NFL which the league then forwarded to the players invited to this year's draft. The letter was a reminder to the players that any of their undergrad friends who plan on attending the draft or any draft parties with them have to pay their own way for everything. Travel, lodging, food, bar tabs and anything else that may come up.

In the letter from the NCAA's Dena Garner, she warns the players "not to jeopardize the NCAA eligibility of your friends or former teammates."

Now, let's be honest here. How many college football players are out there who can afford to fly to New York, pay for a hotel room for a weekend along with meals and everything else? I doubt there are many, so really what the NCAA is telling the undergrads is "stay home."

Bunch of party poopers.

Comments

Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: April 14, 2011 9:49 am
 

NCAA warns players about draft parties

He didnt like it, but it applies here, NCAA, arent there REAL criminals committing REAL crimes somewhere?
Look no further than the player in your avatar!    Ha - I would think OSU fans would appreciate the NCAA having their attention elsewhere at the moment....

CWergs

 

See, exactly my point...he broke NCAA reguations, doesnt make him a criminal...thanks for making my point for me!




Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: April 13, 2011 4:56 pm
 

NCAA warns players about draft parties

"Blow the NCAA's tiny little minds. Some wealthy and proud papa should outfit his pride and joy with a MANSION school-side, complete with butler and staff. Just TRY and keep his friends and teammates out of there, you ninny-weeds. Daddy Morebucks can defend all of those kids from your arrogance."

You can think that if you want, but it is not true.  Matt Leinart's dad got him a pretty nice apartment and Matt had one of his WR's room with him; I believe it may have been Jarrett.  The NCAA came in and said that was a no-no, and the receiver had to pay back the money.  Your dad can take care of you, but no one else on the team. 



Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: April 13, 2011 2:17 pm
 

NCAA warns players about draft parties

NCAA regulations are a convoluted mess. Even someone of extraordinary intelligence would not think these rules intuitive and need constant regular reminders on acts that would violate the rules. Nevertheless, I know plenty of my mates from college who violated this rule, but it seems they only enforce these violations against football and basketball players... I wonder why...



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 11:03 am
 

NCAA warns players about draft parties


He didnt like it, but it applies here, NCAA, arent there REAL criminals committing REAL crimes somewhere?
Look no further than the player in your avatar!    Ha - I would think OSU fans would appreciate the NCAA having their attention elsewhere at the moment....

CWergs



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:50 am
 

NCAA warns players about draft parties

NCAA... Nincompoop Communists Against Athletes. I said it before and will say it again... the NCAA operates on communist principles of control and therefore is...

Nothing more need be said as this article lays that fundamental principal out beautifully.



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:13 am
 

NCAA warns players about draft parties

Thanks CBS..... you made me do it now..... the NCAA is going to do what to them....?????



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:12 am
 

NCAA warns players about draft parties

And the NCAA is going to what to them if they don't????? the NCAA hasn't been enforcing much of anything lately.... ALL BARK AND NO BITE!!!!!



Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 7:45 am
 

NCAA warns players about draft parties

Screw the NCAA.  The NCAA can tell a kid what party he may or may not attend.  The theme of next years bowl season is that several players from several schools attended a DRAFT party without the NCAA approval and will be suspended for 3 games NEXT year.  Ms. Garner, how much of the NCAA money for bowl games, plyoff games, tournament games went back to the schools?  NCAA is a crap.  Did Penn State several years ago have to get the approval of the NCAA so a Heisman hopeful could get a suit (bought by Penn State) so he would look OK for the TV crowd. ALL public monies going to NCAA should be halted, directly from any government or indirectly from public colleges and universities.




Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 4:22 pm
 

NCAA warns players about draft parties

Is there any EDITOR at CBS? Your drop down list of articles says "NCAA warns players not to about draft parties". You call yourselves writers? A 3rd grader could proof read that!



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 4:20 pm
 

NCAA warns players about draft parties

WOW...this letter comes out a day after The U reinstates a felon...

I recently received a ticket for sliding through a 3-way stop sign in a housing edition at 2 AM.  The cop was hiding in the shadows, and I had NOT been drinking.  I said to him, "It's the middle of the night arent there REAL criminals committing REAL crimes right now?"

He didnt like it, but it applies here, NCAA, arent there REAL criminals committing REAL crimes somewhere?


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