NCAA "Violations"?: If You Go After Michigan, Investigate All Major Schools

Russ HartleyContributor IAugust 31, 2009

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 22:  Rich Rodriguez the Head Coach of the Michigan Wolverines is pictured during the Big Ten Conference game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 22, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

I play for my high school baseball team. During this offseason, my coach said to all potential pitchers:

"If you want to pitch, you need to go to the pitching workouts".

These workouts aren't supposed to be mandatory and shouldn't be run by coaches, but they are. This is the kind of accusations that are being made for Michigan.

Every college and high school has workouts, meetings, training sessions in the offseason. And anyone who has ever been on a team knows that you need to go to these workouts if you want playing time. I just don't understand why this is being directed at Michigan.

Of course, if a player doesn't go to these, they might not play as much.

Just because a ex-player (Toney Clemens) told a reporter that also has hatred for Michigan (Rosenberg) that these were " mandatory", it became public. This kind of activity goes on at every single university.

If the NCAA wants to investigate, then they need to investigate every college, because this goes on everywhere. I am just wondering why Michigan is being targeted. 

All schools have team dinners, downtime, and meetings. I didn't know that a team dinner running late can give a team an advantage over another. Coaches playing student athletes in video games must also give an advantage for the team; is this a joke?

I understand that over practicing and too much workouts can have an advantage and take away from study time, but when every major college is doing this, why go after Michigan?

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