Al Capone once said: “capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.”
Many people today believe that idea is best illustrated by the NCAA, the ruling body over the multi-billion dollar college basketball and college football industries.
I guess you can include Democratic congressman Bobby Rush in that group; he compared the NCAA to the Mafia in regard to its control over the lives of “student athletes.”
According to the AP, the Illinois congressman:
“made the accusations at a congressional forum on college sports called to look at the impact of “back-room deals, payoffs and scandals” in college sports.
Says Rush: “I think you would compare the NCAA to Al Capone and to the Mafia.”
Rush spoke after hearing from a couple of mothers of student athletes who complained of ill treatment by schools after their sons suffered injuries.”
The NCAA hasn’t responded yet. But then again, this report has been live for barely an hour yet. I applaud Rush, my home state congressm...