View Full Version : Interesting take on the Dez Bryant case

10-29-2009, 07:48 AM
Personally I'm not a fan at all of the NCAA and their heavy handed tactics. Dude gets a Whopper from a coach at BK and alarm bells go off, if I recall correctly from years ago- that and other stuff are no reason to eff up athletes lives when the whole freaking system is geared towards generating revenue. Some of the biggest hypocritical bs ever.

That being said, what was up with this situation? Was Eugene Parker at the dinner? Was Prime Time pimping Bryant out to Parker? If so, do I really care? He'll have to get some scumbag agent before the draft eventually. Anyway, this article made a little more sense of the whole mess, but not enough to explain away the NCAA greed, paranoia and insanity imo:

NCAA's goal in suspending Bryant was deterrence

Posted by Mike Florio on October 28, 2009 9:34 PM ET
[Editor's note: We really don't want him to stink things up over here, since he does a more-than-sufficient job of that at PFT. But we've got to let him in every once in a while, or he'll cry. It's not a pretty sight. Then again, it's not a pretty sight when he's not crying. So please put up with him. Consider it a favor to me.]

Some have wondered why the NCAA decided to suspend Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant for the rest of the year based on the fact that he didn't tell the truth to the NCAA regarding his relationship with Deion Sanders.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells us that the NCAA's motivation was simple -- deterrence.

Basically, the NCAA wants athletes falling within its jurisdiction to tell the truth when subject to questioning. Otherwise, the difficult process of investigating issues of eligibility becomes virtually impossible.

Another factor that makes the investigation of Bryant's case virtually impossible is that the NCAA has no power over folks not falling within the organization's control. With no subpoena power, the NCAA can't demand testimony or information from Sanders.

So unless the Bryant case spawns some other litigation, the NCAA's ability to gather evidence is extremely limited.

Since that's the situation in every NCAA case, getting at the truth is critical. That's why student-athletes or member institutions that fail to tell the truth can expect serious consequences.


10-29-2009, 10:00 AM
Hey, NCAA:


Lord Of Miami
10-29-2009, 05:19 PM
I'm with you the NCAA should be paying the kids something to start with.So i could give two SH$$$ about this.

As far as Dez, making him stop playing football for over 3/4 a year could really hurt him as a pro.

Look at what happen to that USC WR a few years ago then the dumb RB from OHIO after they were away from football for a year then came into the NFL...........Anyways i think it puts a real dent in the guys chances to make it in the nfl.