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Archive for Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mayo may have broken rule

January 24, 2008

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— Southern California freshman standout O.J. Mayo might have violated an NCAA rule by accepting free tickets to Monday night's NBA game between Denver and the Los Angeles Lakers from Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony.

Mayo told reporters Tuesday he had received the tickets, which were located behind courtside seats near mid-court at Staples Center and had a face value of $230 each.

Comments

thebigspoon 6 years, 11 months ago

Why is this a violation of NCAA rules ? He is already playing at a college and not being recruited by anyone.

Tony Kisner 6 years, 11 months ago

I saw him eat a hot dog also, who paid for that?

NCAA - Hey kid come to college to play ball and we'll give you a free education. Of course you will have limited access to that education because you will be practicing, playing or travel to play (we'll also make fun of you if you fail in you education or get a general studies degree). In consideration for your education we get the rights to sell your entertainment product for Millions of dollars.

Dominic_Sova 6 years, 11 months ago

Easy_Does_It

That is a really saddenning portrayal.

And to think they do it all for us, The Fans.

busymom 6 years, 11 months ago

College bball players getting compensated? Say it isn't so hahaha. You bet your tuckus they do. To what extent, I don't know. But I've seen them get priviledges beyond what should happen. I guess that's incentive to win games so the fans can feel special though.

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