NCAA Rules That Rutgers Basketball Player Who Transferred To Be Closer To Home After Both His Father And Brother Died Within 2 Months of Each Other Doesn’t Qualify For A Hardship Waiver
Yahoo - Almost three months before the 2013-14 college basketball season tips off, Rutgers is already dealing with a controversial call. The Scarlet Knights reportedly lost the services of a key transfer due to a decision by the NCAA that has sparked outrage on social media. Former Iowa State guard Kerwin Okoro did not receive a hardship waiver that would have allowed him to play immediately for Rutgers this season, the Newark Star-Ledger first reported Tuesday. Okoro, a Bronx native, announced he was transferring to Rutgers in May to be closer to his family after his father died in December from a stroke at age 72 and his brother died from colon cancer two months later at age 28. Neither Rutgers nor Okoro released a statement confirming the report but the 6-foot-5 rising sophomore had this to say on Twitter on Tuesday: “I’ll make the wise decision of staying off social networks today, [because] if I express my feelings right now, I might just say the wrong thing.”
How about those sneaky little bastards over at the NCAA? I think this is like their new thing now. To make an absolutely ridiculous decision, have the internet freak out at them, and then reverse it 2 days later and throw a parade for themselves. They did it earlier this week with the Marine they said was ineligible because he played intramurals in the core and now this. I mean nobody could be this idiotic right? This has to be their new gameplan to create good will. Reverse their own asinine decisions. I’ll set the over under at 39 hours before they change this and talk about how compassionate they are.