Listen, we all know what's going on in college football. Scandal this, controversy that, professional agent here, memorabilia selling there, and blah blah blah. It's getting old, and its getting old quickly.
In the last three years, there have been several dozen reports that deal with violating the NCAA rule book all the way from the East Coast (Miami) to the West Coast (Oregon).
Programs around the nation are now struggling to find a way to keep their names out of the papers when it comes to infractions. Its almost as if there is a reason why players, coaches, and programs take risks on breaking the rules.
Oh wait a second, its because there is a reason, and it really isn't a hard one for the NCAA to figure out. They can just look at the leagues around them, like the MLB for example.
During the horribly tarnished years of players juicing up to California governor status, the MLB finally got around to making it so you would be banned for 50 games on your first offense. Way much harder to say yes to the 'roids once that rule was set in. The NCAA should do the same.
Make it easier for the players to say "no" to that car. Force the players to think not twice, but at least three times of taking those $100 bills they're flashed. If the NCAA installs these next five rules, I highly doubt that teams will find themselves in the midst of investigation in the upcoming decade.