For weeks, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has been under NCAA for allegedly trying to profit off his likeness, which is against NCAA bylaw 22.214.171.124.
Here’s an except from the bylaw:
After becoming a student-athlete, an individual shall not be eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics if the individual:
(a) Accepts any remuneration for or permits the use of his or her name or picture to advertise, recommend or promote directly the sale or use of a commercial product or service of any kind;
Basically, a student-athlete cannot make a profit off his or her own likeness.
But that doesn’t mean Texas A&M can’t.
Texas A&M was selling photos of Johnny Manziel on the page announcing his suspension. Of course: pic.twitter.com/U1MzdNzgPA
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) August 28, 2013
In the article announcing Manziel’s half-game suspension that oddly exonerated him from allegations that he traded his autograph for profit, A&M actually offers readers a chance to buy the picture attached to the article (thanks @WillBrinson).
You know, profit off Manziel’s likeness in an article that talks about Manziel serving a suspension for trying to do the same thing.
Well, if that isn’t the epitome of hypocrisy, I’m not sure what is.
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