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Hypocrisy: Syracuse Twitter tells fans to buy Tyler Ennis jersey

Syracuse Tyler Ennis jersey

The official Syracuse athletics Twitter account made a major blunder on Friday by associating a specific player with merchandise they are selling at the team store. The ‘Cuse tweet shows they are clearly trying to capitalize off amateur athletes, which goes against what the NCAA has defensively argued for years, though their logic defies all common sense.

The ‘Cuse athletics’ official Twitter account sent out the following tweet, which linked to the team store where fans could purchase a No. 11 basketball jersey. Syracuse specifically called it a Tyler Ennis jersey in the tweet:

Syracuse Tyler Ennis jersey tweet

The NCAA has long contended that they don’t market or profit off of individual amateur athletes despite all evidence to the contrary. This time a school was indisputably caught trying to profit off a specific athlete, one who has become super popular thanks to his fantastic play this season.

Obviously schools are profiting off individual athletes while preventing the athletes from profiting off themselves. This is hypocrisy at its most obvious levels.

H/T Mark Ennis

Tyler Ennis made maybe the most thrilling buzzer-beater of the season (Video)

Tyler EnnisIs this just Syracuse’s year? It must be.

Freshman guard Tyler Ennis kept Syracuse’s perfect season alive by nailing a long-range 3-pointer at the buzzer to sink Pitt 58-56. The Cuse remains unbeaten and improves to 24-0 with the big win.

As awesome and improbable as the shot was, maybe we should have expected it to go in.

ESPN’s Stats & Info provides some statistics showing that Ennis has been great in crunch time. According to their numbers, Ennis is 8-for-9 from the field, 14-for-14 on free throws, and has 6 assists in the final 5 minutes of regulation and overtime this season.

Now that is impressive.