Xnex Posted September 9, 2010 Share Posted September 9, 2010 We've all debated the suspension of AJ, and the fairness or lack of fairness associated with the number of games he will be forced to sit out. And what makes this much more upsetting is the "Seeming" inequality of the punishment he received when compared to other players who have been suspended. What bothers me is a belief that I have which tells me that the NCAA is passively threatening any program that publically discusses or questions the validity of those suspensions. In my mind the NCAA is not simply "asking" these programs not to say anything publically, they are kind of implying that if these schools do say anything the sanctions might be worse. So basically this "supreme ruler" is handing out judgements and punishments while also saying "if you make a big deal of this, or if you try to embarrass us over this we will make it worse for you". So they allow themselves to sit in judgement, while attempting to intimidate the programs into accepting the punishments in silence, thus rendering their decisions unreviewable, and making them unaccountable to anyone as far as being made to explain in detail why certain players are hit much harder than other ones.This allows the NCAA to go from being a policing organization to becoming a predatory group that rules through intimidation without recourse for any overstepping that they may do. And that's what really "grinds my gears". Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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