Jay Bilas, a former four-year starter at Duke and current college basketball analyst for ESPN, absolutely crushed the NCAA for its hypocritical practices. Bilas is a staunch advocate for collegiate athlete rights and frequently points out the NCAA’s flaws. On Tuesday, Bilas took it to a new level via his Twitter account.
Bilas exposed the NCAA for profiting off the names of its star athletes while punishing the athletes for doing the same. His takedown of the NCAA came in the context of the organization investigating Johnny Manziel for allegedly getting paid to sign autographs. Bilas pointed out that the NCAA’s official store leads you to specific player pages if you search for some star athletes. For instance, take a look at what happens when you seach “manziel” on the NCAA’s shop:
— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) August 6, 2013
Bilas left this one out, but there is a Texas A&M Heisman shirt being sold at the NCAA’s official shop that mentions Manziel by name in the item’s description: