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Once homeless Baylor RB declared ineligible...

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by leroy, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    ...because someone helped him not be homeless.

    Kind of a harsh response from the Baylor AD, too.

    The NCAA continues to be a joke.
     
  2. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    Teams should just start ignoring the NCAA and just carry on with their business. If the NCAA doesn't like it they can call the police and see where it goes.
     
  3. Rocketman95

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    Yeah, the Baylor AD response seems pretty awful.
     
  4. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost not wrong
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    link?
     
  5. DonnyMost

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The NCAA did not declare Silas Nacita ineligible and Baylor has not requested a waiver for him.</p>&mdash; NCAA (@NCAA) <a href="https://twitter.com/NCAA/status/570666155297382400">February 25, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  6. leroy

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    last paragraph of the article I posted.
     
  7. Airdough

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    Seems there has to be more to this story than what's in the article and subsequent tweet by the NCAA.
     
  8. DonnyMost

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    Oh, I was thinking he had a full new statement out or something.
     
  9. Rocketman95

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    It's probably Baylor discovered it and removed him from team. The NCAA is just saying that because they're getting hammered knowing they'd rule him ineligible if they found out.
     
  10. Duncan McDonuts

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    You guys are piling on the Baylor AD too much. His hands are tied. If he keeps him on the team knowing Nacita accepted benefits that violate NCAA rules, NCAA will come down on Baylor athletics. What the AD can do is offer Nacita a football scholarship, but being a walkon, it's unlikely that he's deserving of one.

    Blame the stupid NCAA for this. They come up with asinine rules.
     
  11. Dairy Ashford

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    How is he paying for college if he's a homeless walk-on, what was the impetus for leaving Cornell, and what precludes his family or relatives from helping him? Does he have long-term goals outside of professional or collegiate football that his academic priorities and performance are facilitating?

    Conversely, why doesn't the NCAA provide specific hardship allowances with regards to employment and third-party support?
     
  12. hooroo

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    ncaa is the biggest exploitation racket going on in "professional" sports.
     
  13. Major

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    Yeah, there are a lot of unanswered questions about this story - I suspect it's a lot more complex than just what's in that article.
     
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    Yeah, making billions in profit from unpaid labor and controlling the likenesses of players in perpetuity seems like a pretty good business.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The bottom line is that I broke the rules. I should've never accepted the help and I am deeply sorry for my actions <a href="http://t.co/Ekw0e4uSbQ">pic.twitter.com/Ekw0e4uSbQ</a></p>&mdash; Silas Nacita (@Salsa_Nacho) <a href="https://twitter.com/Salsa_Nacho/status/570944704562331648">February 26, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  16. MadMax

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    Waiting for Rick Barnes to pin this on Scott Drew.
     
  17. Rocketman95

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    What is the back story on this?
     
  18. MadMax

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    I think he's insinuated in the past that Drew must be cheating. The other backstory, is it was just a flippant comment by me :)
     
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    Drayton McLane wants to know what Silas has done today to be a champion.
     
  20. MadMax

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    this is awesome! :grin:
     

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