A lot has been made over the years about student athletes getting "special treatment" from their respective schools. Heck, Cardale himself took to Twitter as an underclassmen to express his disbelief in actually having to "play school." Well, I just flipped to ESPN and read two crazy things happening at other B1G schools that made me laugh because these two instances would not fall into the NCAA's definition of "improper benefits." No $100 handshakes, no fancy cars, etc.
1. Wisconsin is taking its sweet time in processing the reinstatement of one of their starting WR's, Quintez Cephus, after he was acquitted of rape allegations by two students at UW, sending a clear message from the university that they are in no hurry to welcome him back to campus.
2. A Northwestern commit has been ruled ineligible to play football during his senior year of high school because HE HAS TAKEN AND PASSED TOO MANY CREDIT HOURS THROUGH HIS FIRST THREE YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL!!!! LOL
I worked at UW in Madison and I can tell you, they take academics and keeping a clean reputation very, very seriously. I'm not at all surprised that Cephus' process to regain his student status isn't being "fast tracked" by administration so he can get back on the field for the Badgers this fall. As far as the commit for NW is concerned, that's just ridiculous. He's a scholastic over achiever so he is getting punished?!?!?! LOL That kid has a bright future and I'm sure he would be NW material even if he didn't play football.