Shabazz, I’m Not Buying That Hunger Story
This week, the NCAA Council voted to allow unlimited meals for student athletes.
Huh. That's funny. The president of the NCAA was on Meet the Press a couple of weeks ago and said food is not a problem for student athletes. It was also stated on that program that the NCAA took in $913 million dollars in last year's three-week NCAA tournament.
Of course, UConn won this year's tournament. Their star guard Shabazz Napier dropped a bombshell just moments after winning the NCAA title, saying that he sometimes would go to bed hungry.
With all due respect, I find that very hard to believe. If any student athlete is hungry, they should get up and tell a school official about it. Better yet, get up and go down to a cafeteria.
This rule has been discussed for a few years. Current NCAA rules allow three meals daily for full-scholarship student athletes but less coverage for partial scholarships and walk-ons. If finally approved, the new rule would take effect Aug. 1.
I am a little confused: The NCAA president says food is no problem for today's student athletes, so why the rule change?
This is the way I see it: If any athlete is hungry, someone will get them food. This has been blown out of proportion. Shabazz Napier is one of the best guards in Division 1 basketball. He is destined for the NBA, where he will be an instant millionaire.
Shabazz, I am not buying that you were going to bed hungry. But, I guess this new meal rule will go down as the Shabazz Napier rule.