I'm sure many of you heard about the HBO show coming out on Auburn and several players admitting that there was some sort of systematic scheme where they were paid to play at the University. Auburn story is pretty wild and probably not the only place this is happening.
Here's a snippet of the stuff we're talking about although much more is available at Sports By Brooks:
Kremer voiceover: "Stanley McClover says he was also paid while at school (Auburn). Paid by boosters. Like the time he had his eye on this 1973 Chevy Impala."
McClover: "Private owner wanted seven thousand in cash so I went to my booster who I knew and he gave me the money the next day in a bookbag."
Kremer voiceover: "McClover says eventually he didn't have to ask for money, as long as he played well, he'd get paid."
Kremer to McClover: "How much was a sack worth?"
McClover: "Anywhere between 300 and 400 dollars. For one."
Kremer to McClover: "I think in one game you had four sacks, what did you earn in that game?"
McClover: "Four thousand. Against Alabama."
That's just the tip of the iceberg. Read the whole thing.
Jason Whitlock, formerly of the KC Star and now with FOXSports.com, has been a loud critic of the NCAA, particularly the last few months on his Twitter account. He's calling for a "revolution" and I agree wholeheartedly. I don't know what the solution is but the current situation is not working.
Blow it up and start fixing it.