TITG: NCAA JUMP-SLAPS GEORGIA TECH
From the looks of things Georgia Tech may have just taken the fall for apparent rules violations at Oregon and Ohio State. For one they just got hit with sanctions regarding their 2009 ACC championship team, and two, the NCAA loves to drop the hammer on a less suspecting team to show they’ve got teeth. It’s usually what the four letter guys do so they can’t be labeled as weak when dealing (meaning refusing to deal with) more traditional powers.
In the Yellow Jackets situation, the school was sited as “failing to communicate” with an NCAA investigation over a “player’s acceptance of few hundred dollars’ worth of clothing from someone with ties to an agent.” The players involved are denying these reports, and others that link them to Atlanta based sports agency RFL. The school was hit with a $100K dollar fine, and forced to vacate all wins from the 2009 season which included an ACC Championship.
Regardless of relationship status, this is over $312 dollars, and another reason why vary few people have any respect for the NCAA. Not saying they shouldn’t be punished because wrong is wrong, but would it be wrong to think that the NCAA should be focusing on a much more substancial amount of money elsewhere? Check what GT football coach Paul Johnson has to say about the ordeal below: