After proposing The usual girlfriend, Alexa Jenkins, last February, the Virginia escort, Kyle Guy, has a wedding date set for this summer, after a season that has gone pretty well. As couples tend to do, Guy and Jenkins organize a wedding registry so that their friends and family can help equip their conjugal home with the usual items. But according to Guy, the NCAA told him he had to withdraw his registration.
Yes, it was crazy for me that this is illegal because that's what a record is for. Yes, the NCAA said it was illegal, so I'm not going to discuss it at this time. I will try to win a national championship and we will open that book.
The question for Guy came up because of a tweet now removed from her fiance that said, "I hope you were not planning to buy anything out there because Ncaa's compliance said it was a violation, so I had to get where I can only go." Look at it."
What apparently started all this was a blog post about Busted Coverage. Founder Joe Kinsey realized that anyone could access the registry and buy gifts for Guy and Jenkins, and decided to share it with the 102,000 Twitter followers of the blog in a blog post on Monday, an inoffensive act that could really only end in a positive network for the happy couple of gentlemen A couple of days later, he tweeted that someone from the University of Virginia had told him to lower the position.
By Washington Post:
the [cease and desist] The letter, which was shared with The Washington Post, read in part: "The University asks you to immediately remove the link from the wedding registry. The receipt of articles from the registry could constitute an inadmissible extra benefit. By publishing these articles, you are jeopardizing the student-athlete's eligibility for competition. "
The NCAA rules stipulate that college athletes are not allowed to receive additional benefits, including "cash, gift certificates, or other valuable items" from athletic representatives, reinforcers or fanatics.
Fortunately, the heroic Mark Emmert took some time off by clbadifying free cups of water in fast food joints as inappropriate benefits to establish the record directly.
What we know right now is that nobody in the NCAA said anything of the sort. We do not know what was the source of that information. … It is certainly not the case that it is a violation of the rules of the NCAA.[…]
We allow people to have all the usual and usual gifts among family and friends on all holidays and weddings of this type. There is no prohibition against that. We have already returned to the university to try to find out what happened there. That is simply an inaccurate story.
It seems that what happened is that a too enthusiastic member of the Virginia compliance office saw the Busted Coverage blog post and worked proactively to avoid a very stupid "scandal" just before the biggest moment of the basketball program male in about 30 years. It's certainly not a bad thing that the NCAA allows players to get good things from a wedding registry, a right that any other student on campus, but what about the Byzantine and incredibly stupid rules of the NCAA about giving athletes pretty things that someone had a reasonable belief that the publication of Guy's record could threaten his eligibility? What does it say about the NCAA as an institution that this issue required clarification from its president? And, most importantly, what kind of bath towel set should the future get Mr. and Mrs. Guy?