Why the NCAA Should Drop College Football

In case you've been living under a rock in the past 24 hours, convicted felon Nevin Shapiro told Yahoo! Sports that he provided impermissible benefits to football players at the University of Miami.

For those of you who read that last sentence without gasping for air in disbelief, I don't blame you.

Remember when, in a time not so long ago, steroid scandals used to be numbingly rampant in Major League Baseball? Remember when you heard about Manny Ramirez admitting to doing steroids and, instead of falling out of your chair in a state of shock, you let out a sigh of frustration?

"Ugh, you too?" Remember that?

Well, recruiting scandals have become similarly common in college football. To name just a few pieces of news regarding this epidemic, USC, Ohio State and North Carolina have seen players suspended, coaches resigning and/or NCAA sanctions as a result.

And let's not forget about the scandal surrounding the Fiesta Bowl. Heck, the BCS's existence is a scam within itself.

Now we have the Hurricanes, whose accused "benefactors" include big names like Devin Hester, Vince Wilfork, Kellen Winslow and Willis McGahee, to name a few.


David Whitley, AOL FanHouse Columnist, says Miami should get a "death penalty" similar to what SMU's football program received in the 1980's. To see the column, visit the following link: http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/feed/2011-08/um-violations/story/miami-football-scandal-nevin-shapiro-only-way-to-save-miami-football-is-to-destr.

Since the recruiting scandal epidemic has clearly spread throughout college football, I am going to one-up Mr. Whitley and suggest this to the NCAA:

Put college football into the electric chair.

Believe me, this is an extreme idea that I did not want to propose. And I know it will kill some fall Saturdays in America.

But you'll thank me when you watch a national championship team holding a glass football without wondering how many players could afford to buy one of their own with improperly-received money.

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