March 18, 2012

Despite NCAA rules, intent matters

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- First let's be clear about something: Kansas State senior Jamar Samuels did receive an impermissible benefit under NCAA rules. Be it $200 or $20,000, he is not permitted to accept money from individuals associated with his former AAU basketball organization. With that written, I have now changed my stance on whether student-athletes should be allowed to receive some form of stipend that extends beyond the room, board, scholarship and books the NCAA currently allows.

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