Originally posted on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 11/15/12
Super recruit Shabazz Muhammad has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA because his amateurism was called into question.  This has been a saga that has been drawn out far longer than anyone anticipated, and even though Muhammad’s family has continued to defend his amateurism, the NCAA still ruled against him.Baxter Holmes of the Los Angeles Times reported a conversation overheard on an airplane implied that the NCAA could have had prejudice towards Muhammad, and was going to rule against him no matter what facts were brought forth.  This would have to be a new low for the NCAA, without a doubt.“The conversation came to light in an email from an attorney who said she was seated behind a man who was speaking loudly about the work of his girlfriend, an ‘attorney with the NCAA.’The girlfriend, whom he identified as ‘Abigail,’ was investigating Muhammad. The man made it clear that the NCAA would find Muhammad ineligible and not allow him to play this season, the email said. Abigail Grantstein,
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