A Daily news digest by Jasper van Santen

The Persecution of Jamar Samuels -The Nation

In Really?!? on March 20, 2012 at 19:44

Colleges rake in millions in revenues from their sports programs…. the athletes are unpaid. This needs to be re-examined

More March Madness: The Persecution of Jamar Samuels

 Samuels, the team’s second leading scorer and a senior, was declared ineligible and summarily humiliated by the NCAA just twenty minutes before the Wildcats’ second-round game against Syracuse. What was Samuels’s crime? He’s accused of taking $200 from his Amateur Athletic Union coach, Curtis Malone. Samuels had to miss his last game as a collegian and watch his dispirited team lose to the top ranked Orange, 75-59. After the game, just being asked about Samuels, caused his coach Frank Martin, to grit his teeth with anger and grief.

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