pup wrote:Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Additionally, if you don't want these kids to sell this shit, then STOP FUCKING GIVING IT TO THEM. If we want to give players gold pants and championship rings, do it when they have spent their eligibility and they are on their way off the campus, escrow it so to speak.
I don't know about you guys, but I sold my own fucking blood to buy a couple of 12pks and a stick of beef jerkey when I was 18. If I would have had a Big Ten championship ring worth 1k, I would have sold that and kept the blood. Hell, $1,000.00 = 250 12PKS of the beast back in the day. That is like an entire month of partying!
This is an excellent point.
Giving a student athlete a $1,500 ring is a stupid thing to do. That's going to be the first thing to go the first time they need some scratch.
If you are going to reward these players, don't give them shit till they graduate, not leave for the NFL, but actually graduate. I know for a mega million dollar athelete, those rings might not mean shit. But it might to some other guys.
You know how many Big 10 Championship rings are on that campus right now? A few hundred? How many got sold? Blame the people that broke the rules, please.
I have no idea how many got sold. Probably alot more than we know of.