On my way home from a friend's late the other night, I approached a red light at the intersection of State and Main. It was late and nary a car was in sight. So I crossed the street. As I reached the opposite side, an officer was waiting there with a ticket for me for jaywalking. What could I say? I knew the law, as stupid as it may be at times, and the officer had every right to enforce it as he pleased.
Say what you will about the NCAA – and believe me, there's a lot to say – but every college athlete knows there is a strict set of rules laid out by the NCAA in order to retain eligibility. This goes doubly for those student-athletes who are in the limelight. Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks certainly fall into that category.
NCAA Bylaw 22.214.171.124 governs advertisements and promotions. The rule expressly provides:
After becoming a student-athlete, an individual shall not be eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics if the individual: You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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