Dear Members of the Board of the National Collegiate Association of America:
Since the beginning of collegiate athletics, there have been student-athletes whose actions are considered disproportionately deviant. College athletes have defied the rules and regulations set forth by the National Collegiate Association of America by such acts as accepting stipends, committing date rape, abusing drugs, and even committing homicide. For some reason, college athletes believe they are above the law and should
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college athletes have been defiant of the rules of the NCAA as long as sports and the regulating body have existed. Colleges and universities need to look at the policies and beliefs of their institution regarding athletics, and if needed make amends. The question that should essentially be asked is this: What is our mission? Why do we exist? Are we here to teach and learn or are we here to house big-time college sport? (203).