Wow. I was just watching ESPN and radio host Scott Van Pelt just ripped the NCAA for suspending Oklahoma State Wide Reciever Dez Bryant, who didn't break any NCAA rules, but lied to investigators because he thought he had. Van Pelt implied that Bryant was suspended because he didn't go to a big enough school, but that Oklahoma State was just big enough for the NCAA to make an example out of them. However, he ripped on the NCAA for not going after the real culprits in college sports, as he said "the big schools who have broken the rules, but are too big for the NCAA to discipline".
HHHMMMM. What school could that be? Maybe USC? I have never heard a TV/Radio host so vehemently call out the NCAA. Usually they hide and don't comment cause they don't want put their employer, in this case the WWL, who is in partnership with the NCAA, at any risk. This was refreshing. He went on a 3-4 minute rant against the NCAA and basically called out all the big schools who have been caught cheating in the past few years, only to have the NCAA look the other way because they were TOO BIG to discipline and that it would hurt them in the pocketbook.
If you have a chance to see it later, check it out. He said "I won't name the schools cause we all know who they are".
Yep, we sure do! As Van Pelt said "I guess it is worse to not cheat, lie about it because you thought you might have than to cheat and lie about it." In the case of the NCAA, that is the message. Dez Bryant gets suspended for the year, and didn't commit a violation. Bush, Leinart, Jarrett, etc..........they all cheat, and nothing is done. Incredible.
Congrats for Van Pelt for being the voice of reason, hopefully he doesn't lose his job because of it.