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Why isn't Enes Kanter getting the same break Cam Newton did?

Post  BestdamnUKfanperiod on Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:25 am

Why isn't Enes Kanter getting the same break Cam Newton did?

On Wednesday morning, it is my understanding, Kentucky freshman Enes Kanter went before the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement committee to determine if the original ruling that he was permanently ineligible would be permitted to stand.

His family had the opportunity to collect millions from the Turkish club Fenerbahce Ulker and the Turkey basketball federation, but instead chose merely to accept expenses from the club in an effort to maintain NCAA eligibility. The amount the family received – about $33,000 -- was deemed to be excessive by the NCAA.

On Wednesday afternoon, another SEC athlete had his eligibility case heard. Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton was ruled ineligible this week, but the school appealed for his reinstatement on the grounds he did not know his father had conspired with a private scout to sell Newton’s commitment to Mississippi State, reportedly for a six-figure sum.

Newton got the OK to play for the Tigers this week in the SEC championship game.

Kanter still does not know if he’ll ever play college basketball.


Having typed out those words, it seems even more ridiculous in print.

Enes Kanter might be permanently ineligible because his family, thousands of miles and a culture or two removed from NCAA regulations, did not properly interpret what their son would be allowed to accept from a club while he practiced and competed. Kanter was only 16 years old when all this began, and yet he is being held strictly liable for how his family managed his eligibility. He is derided by many in the media as a “professional,” the word pronounced as though spelled with entirely scarlet letters.

Cam Newton will be permitted to play the remainder of his college football career, whether it’s two more games or through the 2011 season. His family had every reason to fully understand NCAA rules, because Newton already had gone through the recruiting process once and played two seasons at the University of Florida. And yet Cecil Newton has acknowledged attempting to arrange for a payment from Mississippi State in exchange for getting his son to sign there last winter. Cam Newton is being excused on the grounds he did not know about that pursuit.

One family purposefully does wrong, shredding the NCAA’s most obvious rule, and the son prospers and excels.

One family mistakenly stumbles outside the more ambiguous pages of the NCAA’s rulebook, and the son sits with the weight of permanent ineligibility draped across his shoulders.

If the NCAA wants its operation to be perceived as serious, and certainly it does given the billions at stake, there can be no option other than to order Kanter’s family to repay the amount in question and restoring his eligibility immediately, counting the six games missed as time served.

The Kanters would gladly write that check. Unlike some, they are not looking to be enriched by their son’s time as an NCAA athlete.

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Re: Why isn't Enes Kanter getting the same break Cam Newton did?

Post  cryptkeeper on Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:21 am

This is just a slap in the face to the University of Kentucky & it's fan base. There is no other reason, unless you claim the NCAA does not want foreign kids playing in the US anymore.

Josh Selby is found guilty of receiving "excessive gifts" and cleared to play after a couple games suspension.

Newton- 180,000 reasons for him to be declared ineligible yet he continues to play.


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Post  Bho on Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:36 am

Well, maybe he will get the thumbs up from the appeals committee. It seems as if the appeal took place today, which means we could have a ruling on Friday. If he gets the ok, he starts on Saturday in Chapel Hill. If not, then the NCAA has shown that it is nothing more than a dog and pony show. Wonder how they determine eligibility? Roulette wheel?


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Re: Why isn't Enes Kanter getting the same break Cam Newton did?

Post  Blue Dude on Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:13 am

"Auburn appealed Cameron Newton's eligibility based on Cameron not knowing about his father's activities"

-Am I the only one going to call BULLPOOP about this? Excuse my french but it just makes me mad and insult my intelligence when this quote in an article states this. How the HELL does he NOT know what his father is doing? Yeah, my dad and I weren't close when I was a kid and still pretty much leave each other alone but I would KNOW when my dad is doing something on my behalf. That's just ludicrus and ridiculous.

FREE ENES if Cameron Newton is going to be allowed to play because it's not only fair but it's the right thing to do enlight of what Newton is getting. If it was up to me Cameron wouldn't be playing and Auburn would have to forfeit all games played this year.

EDIT: I still say if Enes is ruled ineligible after appeal, I think if someone in BBN is rich or has money to do it, I'd support someone filing suit against the NCAA because it's just the priniciple of the matter of them being backward and hypocritical.
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Post  stuckinknoxville on Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:34 pm

If they don't free enes I don't know how they can explain it.

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