Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Combo Post

California Pokes The NCAA With A Stick

California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign [Note: he did] the state’s Fair Pay to Play Act into law today. That bill, which passed the state senate with overwhelming support earlier this month, forbids the state’s public colleges and universities from revoking the eligibility or scholarships of athletes who sign endorsement deals, hire agents, or otherwise make money off of the use of their names and likenesses.

Baby steps.

The NCAA isn't paying their employees wages yet, but this is a start.

Meanwhile, the NCAA rattled every saber they had, including threatening to ban PAC 12 athletes from championships, and you know what's going to happen now?

They're going to cave.

They're going to cave in record time, because everyone knows this is wrong, and has always been wrong, and now the dam has broken.

It's like a police officer accidentally walking into the wrong apartment and murdering the guy living there because she "feared for her life," and then you get all these morons explaining how this is actually quite reasonable, and everybody holds the line. Then the case goes to the jury and they're all "Oh, hell no. This is straight-up murder," and everyone suddenly goes "Oh, yeah. That's murder AF."

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