It’s been over 100 years since the NCAA was founded in order to establish a set of rules and standards concerning college athletics which, in theory, was not the worst idea in the world.
However, over the course of the past century or so, the NCAA has steadily morphed into one of the worst organizations in the world aside from the ones that contribute to the military industrial complex—a virtually unchecked bureaucracy built largely on the back of free labor and the shameless exploitation of student-athletes that frequently fall victim to its rampant dumbassery.
Need proof? I’m glad you asked.
In recent years, the NCAA has gone to great lengths to screw over college kids at every turn by:
- Shutting down multiple fundraisers for a severely injured football player
- Suspending baseball players for playing fantasy football
- Banning an athlete for using CBD to treat his seizures
- Forcing someone to shut down their YouTube channel
However, they may have just topped all of those with their latest boneheaded move.
Following the end of the 2018 college football season, former Coastal Carolina offensive lineman Brock Hoffman made the decision to transfer to Virginia Tech in order to be closer to his mother, who is recovering after having a brain tumor removed.
Under NCAA rules, anyone who transfers between FBS schools has to sit out a season unless they obtain a waiver, and when you consider the circumstances, you’d think Hoffman would have no problem being granted a medical hardship pass.
Not so fast my friend!
According to Hoffman, the NCAA made the brilliant decision to deny his request for the dumbest reasons in the world.
In order to qualify for the waiver, a player must attend a school within 100 miles of the home of their sick family member and the NCAA cited the fact that his mother lives 105 miles away from Virginia Tech’s campus as one of the reasons to deny his request.
As if that wasn’t moronic enough, the organization also said he’s ineligible because his mom’s condition has started to improve despite the fact that she is still suffering from facial paralysis, hearing loss, and eye issues.
Here’s to hoping reason will prevail.