Selling rings and apparel in exchange for tattoo's
Now that's a real crime (PDF)...
Five football student-athletes from The Ohio State University must sit out the first five games of the 2011 season for selling awards, gifts and university apparel and receiving improper benefits in 2009, the NCAA has determined.
A sixth football student-athlete must sit out the first game in 2011 for receiving discounted services in violation of NCAA rules.
The violations fall under the NCAA’s preferential treatment bylaws.
In addition to missing five games next season, student-athletes Mike Adams, Daniel Herron, Devier Posey, Terrelle Pryor and Solomon Thomas must repay money and benefits ranging in value from $1,000 to $2,500. The repayments must be made to a charity.
Comical in so many ways.
Really, who cares about a few trinkets.
But it does beg the question...(from Joe Schad's Twiiter feed)
How badly must Terrelle Pryor have needed money to sell his Big Ten ring, a sportsmanship award and his gold pants?
Edit: And then there is this...
Now that is being consistent!!