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Full text: Mary Willingham statement in NCAA lawsuit

Posted January 15

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  • williammjohnston Jan 15, 6:27 p.m.

    To suggest that not having time to pursue a
    more educational curriculum is just an excuse for her not doing her job as well as fault of athletic department and administration failures. It is a fact that entry into an institution of higher learning requires a high level of preparedness!
    It has for years been obvious that intellect for admission did not apply to most athletes, rather that they score well on the playing fields often for the pleasure of alumni! and for the notoriety of the institution. The present system diminishes the true value of a degree across the board. The only fair way is for the teams to be made up of academically qualified students who also have great athletic abilities!

  • tarheelrobinsv2 Jan 15, 3:38 p.m.

    Looks like Mary Willingham is serious about wanting to help these athletes!
    Good for her! I hope she gains more support and momentum to expose what
    looks like a systematic effort to exploit these athletes!

    Got to give her credit for standing up against that worthless, money-hungry
    NCAA crowd. More attention should be directed at that organization, too! Personally, I don't think we'd be having these types of problems if it were not for the NCAA. It's all about money. Period!

    The NCAA should be abolished! Let Mark
    Emmert and all his pals find new jobs.

  • cetingen2 Jan 15, 3:21 p.m.

    How is this woman still employed? If she accepted a job to help student athletes maintain their eligibility, why was she so surprised the student athletes needed help? As for the disparity between privileged students and underprivileged football players, would she rather have these football players back on the block trying to figure out their next move in life or a chance to provide for their families for generations by playing a few years at a prestigious program? I could have figured out she had a liberal studies degree with out reading that.