File this in the “truth is stranger than fiction” column. Apparently, the NCAA has adopted certain new proposals that give student athletes a yearly stipend and focus more on academic performance. Whether what the NCAA did is good or bad is something I cannot address.
But, for reasons known only to Representative Bobby Rush (D. Ill.), he decided to conduct a forum on Tuesday concerning the changes. I really thought that Congress had far more pressing problems to deal with, but, maybe that is just me.
According to Mr. Rush,
‘(The NCAA) is one of the most vicious, most ruthless organizations ever created by mankind’, Rush said. ‘I think you would compare the NCAA to Al Capone and to the Mafia‘.
‘It’s a systemic, ongoing, prolonged abuse of thousands and thousands of innocent young men and women who are only trying to make a life for themselves and live the American dream’. [emphasis supplied]
The reason for the forum, at least according to Congressman Rush, was to discuss the,
‘backroom deals, payoffs and scandals’ in college sports.
Pretty much like the passage of Obamacare, Congressman…, at least the backroom deals and payoffs part. Will you investigate that?