Great commercial. Even better– this from the NCAA, via sociopath Darren Rovell:
“The NCAA staff’s decision was made within this process and based on a combination of considerations,” James said in the statement. “This waiver narrowly extends the rules — which allow Davis to accept the payment and still be eligible in any other sport — to include baseball. The NCAA staff also considered the historically limited opportunities for women to participate in professional baseball. In addition, Davis is much younger than when the vast majority of the prospect rules apply. While this situation is unusual, the flexible approach utilized in this decision is not.”
Is that… the NCAA showing restraint and reason? The same NCAA that dinged UCONN with a secondary violation because Geno Auriemma picked up the phone to call a little girl and wish her well? I’m impressed.
My guess is that by the time Mo’ne is winning Auriemma four consecutive titles in Storrs, the NCAA rules about athletes making money on their own likeness will be a thing of the past.