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Old 07-15-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default Thomas says he didnít take gifts at Georgia Tech

In the wake of Georgia Tech being fined $100,000 and placed on four years of probation for NCAA violations, Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas(notes) is denying allegations that he broke the rules by accepting extra benefits.




According to the NCAA, Georgia Tech should have ruled a player ineligible because he allegedly took gifts from a friend of a sports agency employee.


According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Thomas and Morgan Burnett(notes) may have taken clothes and other gifts at Georgia Tech. Thomas allegedly received $312 worth of clothes.


Thomas denied the allegations to the Denver Post through a text message.


http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...t_georgia_tech

He messed up by only going for $312. Pryor is laughing his ass off right now.

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Ok this **** is getting ridiculous.
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He should of took the money. He certainly isn't gonna make it by being on the injury report.
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If he did it, why just $312. And if he did, what did he know or not know by taking a small value of a gift?
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Great talent, but a phony person.

Came into the league with this high and mighty attitude like he was a choir boy.

This is what he had to say about Brandon Marshall last year.

"I feel like I got better character and I'm a better blocker."
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He tried to accept the clothing, but he was injured in the dressing room and had to return it...

Ba dum bum.
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Quite frankly, I hope he did.

They deserve to, imo.
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Quite frankly, I hope he did.

They deserve to, imo.
To clarify this:

I think his only mistake was $312... wtf are you going to do with $312?!?!

Goddamn idiot.
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Quite frankly, I hope he did.

They deserve to, imo.
No doubt.

For some reason we allow the NCAA to use up and spit out athletes without paying them the type of salaries they deserve for putting in work for the university.

One of these players needs to take the NCAA to federal court.
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No doubt.

For some reason we allow the NCAA to use up and spit out athletes without paying them the type of salaries they deserve for putting in work for the university.

One of these players needs to take the NCAA to federal court.
yah because a free education (along with room and board, books, etc) isn't enough. You do realize how expensive a colleged education is dont you?

No one is forcing these kids to play ball...
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yah because a free education (along with room and board, books, etc) isn't enough. You do realize how expensive a colleged education is dont you?

No one is forcing these kids to play ball...
True, but they ARE forcing them to not hold jobs.

That's the inconsistency, imo.
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True, but they ARE forcing them to not hold jobs.

That's the inconsistency, imo.
not sure about that... in fact, haven't programs like OU been penalized because they found the football players jobs where the players never showed up, yet still got paid?

I'm pretty sure you can hold down a job too, you just have to actually work at that job in order to get paid.
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yah because a free education (along with room and board, books, etc) isn't enough. You do realize how expensive a colleged education is dont you?

No one is forcing these kids to play ball...
I paid for my own education, believe me, I felt every dollar.

The NCAA is a multibillion dollar industry that doesn't pay its most integral workers at all. Instead it pays them with imaginary money..."scholarships". The school doesn't have to pay that money out at all. They aren't losing money by placing these people in degree plans and putting them in classrooms. The only money they are out are the peripheral costs of running the program, which are easily covered in the course of the NCAA season.

Not all of these players want that education. Many of them would rather get paid to play football and live the "good life" as a young person with money.

It's not our job to social engineer them.

The idea that you take young black athletes (most football players are black) and force them to go to class to "educate" them is really pretty sick if you think about it. It comes off as a situation where these bureaucrats in academia are basically saying that these players don't deserve to be paid for their work, but need to be "educated" instead. Which pretty much sucks considering how little a college education is worth these days.
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I paid for my own education, believe me, I felt every dollar.

The NCAA is a multibillion dollar industry that doesn't pay its most integral workers at all. Instead it pays them with imaginary money..."scholarships". The school doesn't have to pay that money out at all. They aren't losing money by placing these people in degree plans and putting them in classrooms. The only money they are out are the peripheral costs of running the program, which are easily covered in the course of the NCAA season.

Not all of these players want that education. Many of them would rather get paid to play football and live the "good life" as a young person with money.

It's not our job to social engineer them.

The idea that you take young black athletes (most football players are black) and force them to go to class to "educate" them is really pretty sick if you think about it. It comes off as a situation where these bureaucrats in academia are basically saying that these players don't deserve to be paid for their work, but need to be "educated" instead. Which pretty much sucks considering how little a college education is worth these days.
You do realize that if colleges and universities have to start paying their big program athletes that the cost of tuition will go up for everyone--you do understand this right?

As for your statement about just paying black athletes to play and forget about the "education" is another way to create long term problems for employment for these kids. After all, very few of these young kids make it to the pros after their time in college. And those who do make it to the big leagues may only play for a few years (like in the NFL). What happens after their playing career is over?

No thanks. I'd rather "force" them to study something and at least try and get an education because the long term affects are much better overall for our society. JMHO.
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No doubt.

For some reason we allow the NCAA to use up and spit out athletes without paying them the type of salaries they deserve for putting in work for the university.

One of these players needs to take the NCAA to federal court.
Right, because you know, scholarships are just so cheap to come by for normal folk.
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yah because a free education (along with room and board, books, etc) isn't enough. You do realize how expensive a colleged education is dont you?

No one is forcing these kids to play ball...
Dude seriously... if I got fully tuition, room and board and book to play a sport at DU hells yeah I'd take it.

When you factor in tuition, meal plan, dorms, books, fees, student health care... the average yearly cost of attending DU is $68,000 a year.

I paid almost $3,000 on books my senior year alone.

These guys ARE getting paid.

If you don't like it, quit college and try to find a job.
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not sure about that... in fact, haven't programs like OU been penalized because they found the football players jobs where the players never showed up, yet still got paid?

I'm pretty sure you can hold down a job too, you just have to actually work at that job in order to get paid.
I should clarify... the NCAA doesn't allow them to hold jobs and get paid more than $2000 a year.

That's 38 dollars a week for:

Full time school
Extra work load of a student athlete
Part time employment

I'm not demeaning the value of their free education or calling them slaves, but... I mean that's just silly. They should get SOMETHING.
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Right, because you know, scholarships are just so cheap to come by for normal folk.
I had an academic scholarship (what they should be funding more of) the GI Bill, my dad paid for my health insurance, and pulled $1,500 a month from the military... and every year I still came up about $3,000 short.
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I should clarify... the NCAA doesn't allow them to hold jobs and get paid more than $2000 a year.

That's 38 dollars a week for:

Full time school
Extra work load of a student athlete
Part time employment

I'm not demeaning the value of their free education or calling them slaves, but... I mean that's just silly. They should get SOMETHING.
fair enough, but that's why they all have hot, rich girlfriends...
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I should clarify... the NCAA doesn't allow them to hold jobs and get paid more than $2000 a year.

That's 38 dollars a week for:

Full time school
Extra work load of a student athlete
Part time employment

I'm not demeaning the value of their free education or calling them slaves, but... I mean that's just silly. They should get SOMETHING.
They get room, board, meals for free.

I had no scholarship, paid my own way through college, worked full time and supported a GF that smoked more ****ing weed than a week than you see in the entire movie of Half Baked.

I'd trade that life for theirs every ****ing day of the week and twice on Saturdays (when they actually play football).

They can cry in someone else's ****ing milk dude. They didn't have to go to college, they could have waited it out and tried to be drafted by the NFL after 2 years of sitting on their ass and working like real folk and then, THEN they could b****.
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