AJC cartoonist Mike Luckovich put out this cartoon on Wednesday that makes a good point about NCAA and Georgia RB Todd Gurley's recent suspension...

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Surprised AJC isn't blaming this on Saban.
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Lol now it all makes sense. A bitter ex-athlete who had delusions of grandeur and whose team woulda won state if the coach had put him in.
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@Hoops

Try educating myself? When you just made a comparison of Casino's and winning to collegiate athletes and Universities, you should really be quiet.

What I love is when you then go further and use the example of many businesses doing this. Yet you're so ignorant you forgot these business do this to EMPLOYEES where as the NCAA refuses to treat the players as employees and continues with the farce of calling them amateurs in order to monopolize on them.

I truly wouldn't expect any of you to understand, most of you never played a down in high school, talk much college and probably have a resentment toward these athletes as being "privileged" when in reality they aren't adequately compensated for what they bring and how much money they generate.

All of this will end soon though. I wasn't properly compensated (lol at the exaggerations of what athletes get by the aubie clown), but I know my kids if they choose to play football will be. Now get mad about that.
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In what world does getting a free education worth well over six figures, mulitple opportunities to showcase your skills to potential future employers who are willing to pay millions, receiving unlimited free food and living expenses while not being held to the same academic standards as regular students along with numerous other perks equal "no benefits"?

The stupidity of some people is infuriating. You are probably one of the morons who compares the plight of these poor athletes to the bondage of slavery.
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In what world is it okay that big institutions should be able to benefit from using your image and likeness, but you shouldn't be? If you can't benefit from it, why should they be allowed to, to the tune of millions?


In short some of you are pathetic and need perspective.


Like when you agree to allow your image to be used for the benefit of the casino before taking winnings? Or when almost any business applies this same criteria? Before you come down from your ivory tower maybe try educating yourself.
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Short-sighted and ignorant.

UGA suspended Gurley not because they wanted to. They did so in order to mitigate the damage which the NCAA would do to the University when they decided to come down on the player.

At the end of the day it is still the NCAA with their unethical policy of using teenagers and young men in their 20's images to generate money; yet inhibiting these young men to make money themselves using it.

They are basically making their own monopoly system which goes against Capitalism of this country and is very "un-American".
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I like the cartoon but the NCAA didn't suspend Gurley. UGA suspended Gurley and the circumstances are murky.
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1). That education is not free, they are working their arses off for it.

2). The scholarship they are getting is no where near the value of the amount of money they are generating for their schools.

3). In what world is it okay that big institutions should be able to benefit from using your image and likeness, but you shouldn't be? If you can't benefit from it, why should they be allowed to, to the tune of millions?


In short some of you are pathetic and need perspective.
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People act like only Gurley worked to make his signatures valuable. What about all his teammates? What about everyone else who makes the Georgia brand (Maybe a bad example). I like the current system.
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Exactly, these kids are getting a free education when everyone else has to pay 10's of thousands to go to school. Suck it up, get your free grades and play football.
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cheo25
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Nope. There are rules, and he didn't follow them. Until they get changed, he should be penalized.

Furthermore, he is getting money at Georgia. It's called a scholarship.
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