USC running back Joe McKnight is now under investigation for his alleged use of an SUV. Yes, a fucking automobile. This car was not given to him as a gift. From what I hear, he was given it to drive around for a period of time or whatever, but not to keep.
Under current policies, NCAA athletes are forbidden from taking gifts valued over a specific dollar amount (that I cannot remeber, but it's actually quite small). My question is: Why? Why shouldn't somebody be able to give a collegiate athlete a gift? Why should someone face suspension from programs for taking gifts? If somebody wants to buy or give somebody something, let them. To me, this policy is ridiculous and pointless.