Those sharp-eyed sentinels at the NCAA have handed down yet another blow for justice by suspending a Boise State football player for the improper benefit of driving a borrowed 1990 Toyota Camry with 177,000 miles. Has the NCAA looked up the definition of "benefit" lately?
According to the Idaho Statesmen, Broncos wide receiver Geraldo Boldewijn received use of the car and driver's insurance coverage from an unnamed source; the NCAA required Boldewijn to pay $700 to a charity of his choice before he could be reinstated next week. Two other players were investigated, with one reinstated and the other's case still unresolved.
For the record: Boise State's football team brought in $14.5 million to the school last year, and its coach is paid $1.6 million a year, much of it from outside boosters. Bet that $700 really taught Geraldo Boldewijn a lesson.