Student Athlete Allowed To Receive Fundraising Money After NCAA Changes Rules

Submitted by: daegog 2 months ago in News & Politics Sports

The NCAA FINALLY gets one right, this is pretty close to a miracle.

An excerpt from The Washington Post: Shortly after moving back onto campus in August, Emily Scheck saw that she had several text messages from her mom. A 19-year-old cross-country runner for Canisius College in Buffalo, the sophomore looked down in horror. She was getting disavowed by her mother for being a lesbian.

Her mother had found photos on social media of Scheck with the woman she is dating and was apoplectic. Scheck had not come out to her parents, as she feared they wouldn’t accept her sexual orientation, according to the Griffin, the Canisius student newspaper. As first reported by the LGBT sports website Outsports, Scheck was allegedly faced with an ultimatum from her family: Leave school, give up her partial scholarship and return home to Webster, N.Y., to go through therapy for her sexual orientation, or she would be cut out from their lives for good.

When she indicated to her parents that she was staying at Canisius and had no interest in therapy, her father drove 85 miles to drop off her belongings: clothing, stuffed animals, trophies and even her birth certificate. He reportedly dumped her things in her car and proceeded to remove the license plates from her vehicle. The family had already removed her from their car insurance plan, according to Outsports.

“Well, I am done with you,” Scheck’s mom texted her daughter,
the Buffalo News reported. “As of right now, declare yourself independent. You are on your own. Please don’t contact us or your siblings.”

Scheck needed to know: Why was this happening to her?

“Because you disgust me,” her mother allegedly replied.

With only $20 to her name, Scheck was desperate, working two part-time jobs while going to class and cross-country practice every day.

“I never would have guessed in a million years that this was something that was going to happen to me,” she told the News. “My roommates, they started crying. Me too.”

When a roommate launched a GoFundMe campaign this month to raise money for Scheck to eat, live and buy books for the semester, the fundraiser generated tens of thousands of dollars in days. As of early Monday, the campaign, which had an original goal of $5,000, had raised more than $58,000 since Nov. 7.

But the 19-year-old was faced with another ultimatum last week. This time, it was from the NCAA: Give back the online donations or keep the money and lose her eligibility for college athletics. She felt she had no choice but to give up her eligibility.

On Friday, the NCAA, which has long fought against active student-athletes receiving any outside financial contributions, relented, with a rare reversal in its position: Not only could Scheck keep the donations, but she could also maintain her eligibility.
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Male 2,345
Without condoning or condemning anything in this post or the comments, I would like to point out that the old have always exploited the young. 
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Male 46,097
semichisam01   The young also exploit the old... 
like Melania Trump or Marla Maples Trump or all of 
Hugh Hefner's girlfriends the last 50 years of his life. 
LOL
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Male 9,625
semichisam01 I'm perfectly happy with condemning the parents. No problem with that at all.
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Male 2,345
LordJim I just wanted to point something out without the snowflakes feeling hurt and calling for a moderator.
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Male 770
I just hope this doesn't turn out like that homeless vet go-fund-me scam from last week.
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Male 4,069
Her parents are cretins.
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Male 9,625
I'm only seeing the first 7 or 8 comments on every post. Is it just me?
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Male 5,341
LordJim Nah, me too.
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Male 10,075
trimble and LordJim The reason the comment counts are so much higher than the comments you're seeing is because we have been under a commercial spam onslaught today. The mods are deleting the spam (and also deleting the spammers' accounts), but the system doesn't subtract from the counter when comments are deleted.

Some of the boards have had over 30 spam comments deleted, if you can believe it.
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Male 9,625
squrlz4ever Thanks. That explains it. I thought the comment count had jumped in a short time.
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Male 5,341
squrlz4ever I believe it, I noticed all the spam and figured it had something to do with it. 
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Male 2,345
squrlz4ever But how are all these women making money from home?

I'm asking for a friend.
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Male 10,075
semichisam01 Stuffing envelopes?  O.O  Either that or sexytime on the webcam. That's my guess.
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Male 3,052
squrlz4ever Envelopes ain’t what’s being stuffed. If you get my drift.
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Male 364
Fuck the parents.  Heartless, bigoted assholes.  How dare they.  
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7,050
All student-athletes should receive pay.

As a side note no one has to accept your lifestyle. you have the right to dislike anyone.
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Male 46,097
dm2754   I disagree with the first but agree with the latter.

Why should athletes get paid?  College is supposed to train you in a career
yet very few of athletic students go on to careers as athletes.
Let them work like academic students must.
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Male 2,345
Gerry1of1 "College is supposed to train you in a career"

Trade schools are supposed to train you for a career. 

College is supposed to help you transition from a dumb kid into an adult with an understanding of the cultures you sprang from, with the predisposition and some ability to question everything and come up with both answers and more questions that help to further your education for your lifetime.

College is supposed to introduce you to the life of the mind.
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Male 46,097
semichisam01     Will you have fries with that ?
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Male 2,345
Gerry1of1 You bet your sweet ass I will.
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7,050
Gerry1of1 colleges make a lot of money off the athletes. from charging attendance to selling their likeness for video games. See the South Park episode about slavery.
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Male 46,097
dm2754   Baseball and some basketball. No schools make money from cross country
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Male 7,520
Gerry1of1 I would be ok with NOT paying athletes, but if you do not pay athletes, then do not stop them from going out on their own to get cash like any other student could.

If you were in school and created some new widget, then its yours, patent it and sell it, but if you are a great athlete prospect and producing like wild, you do not have the ability to capitalize on your skill and that seems incredibly unfair.
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Male 46,097
daegog I didn't mean they can't earn money... I meant they should not be paid just for being in the athletic program. They can work or create a new widget.  Cash Gifts are banned to avoid corruption in sporting events.  In this case, the cash gift is replacing what other students get from family so I agree with them to reverse their decision.
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Male 7,520
Gerry1of1 In most cases they cannot work or create widgets because the ncaa will ding them.  

Last I saw, an athlete was allowed to earn like 2000 a year at a job which is.. lol.

I think if they are in a position that earns money (IE, div 1a football) they should get paid, because the school will not let them earn what they could be earning.  As it is, the PARENTS of the kids are getting paid but the kids are still getting fucked.

If you had a 5 star qb or de prospect as your son, i can guarantee you an EXTREMELY high paying, low effort job if you just have him sign at X school.
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