NCAA Reform Should Begin With Coaches' Salaries

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Some incoming freshmen at Ohio State dipped into their pockets last week for some fashion accessories that caused a buzz on campus. They spent $15 each on wristbands with Jim Tressel's initials on them as a display of support for the ousted football coach.

Nothing wrong with that, even though university officials quickly made them get refunds in case there's a NCAA violation lurking somewhere. No sense in further antagonizing the NCAA, especially because the day of judgment for the embattled Ohio State program is still to come.

The players may have thought about giving the $15 directly to Tressel as a small token of appreciation, but, guys, it would be better spent on a pizza delivery or a Saturday night at the movies.

Tressel already profited from his players way too much.

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