Telling a lie to the NCAA has most likely ended Dez Bryant’s collegiate career at Oklahoma State. Bryant wasn’t completely honest with the NCAA about his relationship with former NFL star, Deion Sanders and now the NCAA wants him to pay with his eligibility.
In a case where a multi-game suspension should have done the trick, the NCAA decided to go an unnecessary step further to presumably prove a point.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma State All-American wide receiver Dez Bryant will remain suspended for the remainder of the football season, the NCAA ruled on Tuesday.
The junior will not be eligible to play until September 2010, possibly bringing an end to the college career of the top pro prospect. Bryant will be eligible to enter next year’s NFL draft.
OSU plans to appeal the decision to the NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee, but athletic department spokesman Kevin Klintworth declined further comment.
Sometimes you have to prove a point. No one is disputing that. But the NCAA has had plenty chance to prove a point. Need an example? Think Reggie Bush. Yeah, easy pickins huh? Instead of using that situation to really drive your point home, you take away Bryant’s collegiate career for a lie? That makes perfect sense.
Guess double standards are something that the NCAA is embracing.