14 September 2013
Johnny Football vs. NCAA
The NCAA (National Collegiate Association of Athletics) has many different rules and restrictions for Division 1 student athletes. A lot of these rules are controversial because of some of the NCAA 's own actions. Every year, many student athletes get either suspended or kicked off teams for disorderly conduct, or not abiding by the rules set by the NCAA. The NCAA is, and always has been, sternly against any student athletes receiving any type of profit for anything, unless they are working for it. Along with this, student athletes are not permitted too ever accept any money for participating in a college sport, and if they do this is a major violation and they will have consequences for breaking these rules.
It’s hard to fathom that just last year, hardly anyone outside of College Station, Texas, knew of Johnny Manziel. Just a short 365 days later, after his freshman year of college, he has become one of the most …show more content…
Although on the other hand, the NCAA sells thousands of jerseys everyday with the players number on them for a profit, and the jersey symbolize the player, even if they don’t have the name on them. This makes the NCAA look very hypocritical, as they preach against one thing, but then turn around and do the same thing. If players can’t make a profit off themselves, then why should the NCAA be allowed to make a profit based off who the players are and how well they perform?
On the other hand, even though the NCAA is hypocritical and steps on their own feet with almost every rule and restriction they make, the rules are still rules. Because of this, none of these arguments can fully justify Manziel, as he was technically breaking the rules, and consequences are