[AltoonaMirror] Mark Emmert, president of the No Clue About Anything organization that governs college sports – a body that allows its member institutions and leagues to stab each other in the backs in search of the almighty dollar and TV contracts – dropped the hammer on Penn State with severe sanctions in July.
I am not here to judge the sanctions as a whole. Everyone can do that on your own, based on whatever criteria you want to use with regards to punishing Penn State for the Sandusky scandal.
I am here, however, to talk about one absolutely asinine component of the sanctions that Emmert should be ashamed of and vilified for.
Vultures will be descending upon Penn State now that the season is over, pecking away like ruthless scavengers at the Nittany Lions’ roster, all because Emmert, in his infinite cluelessness, thought it would be a good idea to allow the players to transfer all the way up until August and be eligible to play immediately.
Somehow, Emmert figured this would be a good idea and that he would be helping Penn State’s players by letting them leave. What this scavenger scenario undoubtedly will reveal, however, is the shadiest side of college sports – a side that serves no respectable purpose.
The feeding frenzy is going to be pathetic to watch. More Here
This is just awful for the players. So unfair to them. Have to think Deion Barnes and Allen Robinson will be the most sought after players.
What’s that Mark? What did you say?