For once, it seems the NCAA's complicated system of punishments actually makes sense, in a way: Ohio St. Buckeyes QB Terrelle Pryor, along with four other Buckeyes, will be suspended for the first five games of next season for receiving improper benefits, or more specifically selling items for amounts ranting from $1,000 to $2,500. Pryor's wares include various rings and awards. The players must also forward their ill-gotten gains to charity.â†µ
All five players will be eligible to play in the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas. The four others are RB Daniel Herron, WR DeVier Posey, OL Mike Adams and DE Solomon Thomas.â†µ
Georgia Bulldogs WR A.J. Green was suspended for the first four games of the 2010 season for selling his Independence Bowl jersey to a hustler on Facebook. At the time, crunching the math on Green's suspension vs. the smaller one afforded Alabama Crimson Tide DL Marcell Dareus produced a headache, as did trying to figure out the ramifications for Cam Newton if that famous $180,000 figure proved to be accurate.â†µ
But apparently a grand (or so) equals a month off (or so). Now we know. Not saying it's right to prevent individuals from selling their property, but that at least the NCAA is consistently wrong instead of randomly wrong here.â†µ
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