Shame on Sports Illustrated

Published: September 13, 2013

I'm a University of Oklahoma fan — win, lose or draw — but my blood boiled as I read the Sports Illustrated article concerning alleged corruption within the Oklahoma State University football program many years ago. The article references deceased people who can't face their accusers and deceased athletes who can't refute these lies about what might've happened years ago. Shame on you, Sports Illustrated! Most of the cash references seem to be about $100 here and there, which could be used for eating money. Even Bob Stoops said he was familiar with “Hungry Sunday” from the days he played college football and the student athlete didn't have the money to buy food for himself through the weekend.

It's sad that the National Collegiate Athletic Association makes millions of dollars off the blood, sweat and tears of college athletes and refuses to give them enough money to eat on. I know the article was by Sports Illustrated and the self-proclaimed OSU-hater Thayer Evans and not the NCAA, but I'm tired of the news media focusing on one kid with problems instead of those who work to be successful. They're trying to distract us with the right hand so we'll not notice what they do with the left.

Like Mike Gundy said, “Come after me, I'm a man!” Leave the kids alone!

Steven Morris, Duncan


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