Discussion in 'College SPORTS Forum' started by islstl, Aug 18, 2013.
Beautiful...they let Scam play after his daddy sold him to the highest bidder, will do nothing to JFF for taking money for autographs but won't let a Marine vet play because they passed their off time in Iraq or Afghanistan playing football.
Don't you just love it?
The NCAA is the worst organization in mankind's history.
He played football for the Marines in 2012 and 2013, meaning he can only have two years of eligibility playing for college
Yet, the NCAA decided to give him all four years of eligibility. He just has to redshirt this year, that's the only disagreement (and it's not like he was going to see the field this year anyway)
From the article:
"By current NCAA rule, Rhodes would have to sit out this season and forfeit two years of eligibility because his recreational league season spanned two academic years (two games were played in the winter of 2013 and as many as 10 more games in the summer and fall of 2012).
Last week, MTSU won a partial appeal to the NCAA to recoup those two years of eligibility (giving Rhodes four total seasons of eligibility), but he still must sit out this season. MTSU’s athletic compliance office is now reloading its argument in hopes of also gaining Rhodes’ immediate eligibility due to his unique situation."
He played in the football league at the base in San Diego California, where he served as a military air traffic controller (how cool is that?). The reason he is at MTSU is to major in air traffic control, which the article says MTSU has a really good program in.
He's 24 now, so he'll be playing football against 18-21 year old college kids while he'll be aged 24-28
NCAA has decided he can play immediately:
http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources/latest news/2013/august/mtsus rhodes to compete immediately
As a part of its continued review of Steven Rhodes’ eligibility, NCAA staff determined he may play immediately....We thank Steven for his service to our country and wish him the best as he begins college.
Even the corrupt NCAA couldn't withstand the public pressure and deny this American hero his (rightful) eligibility.
Fuck the NCAA.
Fu*k the NCAA, Inc. (FIFY, Izzy)