DON'T THROW IT TO STONE HANDS.
Why Necessary Roughness? Because ... of Missouri house legislation, naturally.
Provides that any college athlete on scholarship who refuses to play for a reason unrelated to health shall have his or her scholarship revoked
State legislators are spiteful and have long memories.
So, to sum up, the passage of Brattin's bill could suppress free speech, cause Missouri to stink at football and cause the NCAA to lose its ability to enforce its amateurism rules. But other than that, it's a swell piece of legislation.
Kurt Bahr, R-O'Fallon,athletic scholarship bill co-sponsor says bill was obviously a reaction to the boycott. pic.twitter.com/fLN6pGC4rA— Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) December 14, 2015
"I co-sponsored the bill as a way of showing support for the idea of holding students responsible who are taking state dollars," Bahr also told the Missourian.
Forget for a moment the whole not seeming to understand the First Amendment thing.
Mizzou athletics scholarships are funded by private donations to the Tigers Scholarship Fund, not public money.
But, hey, don't worry about facts.
The Missouri state legislature, everybody!
Run fast, jump high, hit hard, score touchdowns and shut up - Missouri State legislation— Lucas Vincent (@CoachLVincent) December 14, 2015
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By the way, I enjoyed this piece from SBN's Bud Elliott: 'Dead period?' 'Quiet period?' Explaining the NCAA's football recruiting calendar.