Nocera continues to document the seemingly-inexhaustible list of atrocities committed by the NCAA against its student employees.
Roughly on-topic, I made my own chart comparing how Mr. Violin and Mr. Basketball are treated by their respective colleges. Harvard showed great cowardice in the story Nocera discusses...Presumably they would have also prevented Natalie Portman from acting in a school production while she was a student there because she was already a professional actress?
|Mr. Violin||Mr. Basketball|
|Can retain an agent||Yes||No|
|Can play professionally and in college||Yes||No|
|Owns revenues from sales of his work and likeness||Yes||No|
|Can transfer schools and immediately participate in college competitions||Yes||No|
|Can play professionally prior to completing first year of college||Yes||No|
|Can play professionally at any age||Yes||No|