This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Investigate the NCAA, Not Manziel

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Apparently the NCAA is investigating Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel in an attempt to determine if Manziel broke the NCAA's rules against profiting from his own efforts.

According to the NCAA, it's OK for Manziel and other top-tier athletes to take a few of the falling crumbs from the small-kids table; however, in no way should he be allowed to exploit his own talents and hard work. No, exploiting his dedication, focus, and hard work is strictly limited to the schools, NCAA and staff.

Instead of Manziel, schools and the NCAA should be investigated for their greediness and scheme to take everything they can from the students and give as little as possible back. It's downright immoral, and a national disgrace how the very faculty charged with advancing the education and quality of life of the students, have instead conspired against the students-athletes to pilfer the fruit of the athletes' labor.

You may still buy into the NCAA and college charade that Johnny Manziel is an amateur, and student-athletes are better off if they are free from the hindrance of money. There is another group of people claiming their workers shouldn't keep the money from their own work too, and they're called pimps. It's a total fraud claiming there are noble altruistic reasons for their exploitation of student-athletes.

"But they should play for the love of the game."

Of course, they love playing; they wouldn't have made it as far as they have if not. Regardless, shouldn't the athletes get a vote in their own future? Liking what you do isn't a valid reason why you shouldn't get paid.

If the schools were actually doing what they are supposed to do, namely provide the best life-long education they can, they wouldn't shackle the students; rather they would assist them in brand building. The schools know all about brand-building, albeit they're focused on building their own brands, not the students' brands.

If the schools were doing the right thing, they would organize marketing, business, and athletic students to work together in maximizing the revenue and learning experience for all students. There is a lot of money on the table, but in the minds of colleges, the students are there to serve, not to take anything off the table.

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,031.14 +43.63 0.26%
S&P 500 1,984.13 -1.41 -0.07%
NASDAQ 4,518.9020 -48.6960 -1.07%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs