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The NCAA responds harshly to Baylor criticism

Posted on: March 10, 2011 4:44 pm
Edited on: March 10, 2011 4:53 pm
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As is its habit these days, the NCAA does not take criticism lightly. The association responded sharply on Thursday to criticism in the Baylor case. Perry Jones III was declared ineligible this week after his mother accepted a loan from Jones' AAU coach (since repaid). The coach also paid for Jones to go to an NFL preseason game.

Baylor officials were livid that the NCAA made the final ruling on Jones six hours before Wednesday's first-round Big 12 tournament game. The NCAA isn't shy these days. In this release on its website, it whacked the Bears across the knuckles ...


Baylor University’s criticism of the NCAA for its reinstatement decision regarding men’s basketball studen-athlete Perry Jones is off base, related to timing, process and precedent.

In particular, the university denounced the timing of the decision, which occurred just prior to the start of the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament. The university also claimed the decision was inconsistent with other recent eligibility reinstatement decisions.

In fact, on multiple occasions starting in January, the NCAA notified Baylor University of potential eligibility issues with the student-athlete. It wasn’t until Monday that Baylor declared Mr. Jones ineligible and sought reinstatement from the NCAA. After immediately reviewing the request and also having to seek additional information, the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff received the final information it requested Tuesday evening and issued its decision Wednesday morning.

Regarding comparisons to other cases, each situation is different and has a different set of facts. In this specific case, the student-athlete and his family actually received benefits, including a trip, with the total benefit amount of more than $4,100. This sets the case apart from the (Cam) Newton case, where there was no sufficient evidence of benefits being provided or direct involvement by the student-athlete.
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Category: NCAAB
Tags: Baylor, NCAA
 
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Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: March 25, 2011 7:15 pm
 

The NCAA responds harshly to Baylor criticism

Lets see. Pryor and the boys get to play a bowl game and Jones gets the boot.



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 4:11 pm
 

The NCAA responds harshly to Baylor criticism

Baylor alums, time to rename it "The OLD BAYLOR WHINE."  Just be glad one of your players hasn't murdered another player and listen to the NCAA who actually does get to put you in your place.  That the place is Waco is one more reason to be depressed but you chose it.



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 4:08 pm
 

The NCAA responds harshly to Baylor criticism

That old BAYLOR WHINE.  Oh, i'm sorry, it is the Old Baylor Line?  Grow up you Baptist holier-than-thous.  Shut up and take your punishment and be glad one of your players didn't murder another this time.



Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: March 11, 2011 12:24 pm
 

The NCAA responds harshly to Baylor criticism

**Yawn**  Does anyone really give a rip about a player or his family taking gifts, money, or vacations from boosters?  This crap even happens at the prep level, and it happens EVERYWHERE!  Just leave it alone already.



Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 12:22 pm
 

The NCAA responds harshly to Baylor criticism

HAHAHA what a red herring. "This case is different from the Cam Newton case." But they fail to explain away how it is just like the Ohio State five who did receive benefits and were able to play in the bowl game.



Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2011 9:33 am
 

The NCAA responds harshly to Baylor criticism

This has been mishandled by the NCAA.  A punishment like this for 6+ year old technical violations is bad for the NCAA. I guess the NCAA doesn't have a problem with punishing Big 12 schools.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2011 9:13 am
 

The NCAA responds harshly to Baylor criticism

SMU better look out.  The NCAA is going to want to make an example of somebody, and since we can't hit any of the big programs with any real sanctions they'll have to hit somebody else pretty hard.  I hope no SMU star recruits borrowed a quarter from a booster to make a phone call because history says that SMU would get the death penalty.  Those NCAA folks are severely delusional.



Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 8:19 am
 

The NCAA responds harshly to Baylor criticism

Welcome to the world of USC boys and girls. Now ya'll are getting a glipse of just how bad and corrupt the NCAA is!

Seriously CONGRESS is going to have to step in and clean this mess up if the NCAA doesn't start punishing in a just manner.



Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2011 4:19 am
 

The NCAA responds harshly to Baylor criticism

The Ohio State incident had already made the NCAA a laughingstock, no matter what penalties follow. The fact is, the players should have not played in their bowl game, period. What a fargin' joke the NCAA is.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: March 10, 2011 10:20 pm
 

The NCAA responds harshly to Baylor criticism

 I agree completely.  When 5 members of a team violate the rules and the NCAA delays their punishment until after a bowl game( thus making it possible there is no punishment at all) it loses its credibility.  Now that we know the coach knew before the season of at least 2 of the players, anything less than severe penalties for Ohio St. would make the NCAA the laughingstock of the year. Its time to treat all programs the same.


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