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Nebraska’s athletics department has self-reported NCAA violations centered around $28,000 worth of “improper benefits” distributed to football players over a four-year period.What did the benefits consist of, you ask?
Watches, trips, tattoos?
The answer: non-required textbooks.
From the AP:
The NCAA allows schools to cover the cost of required course textbooks in athletic scholarships but not extra, professor-recommended books. Nebraska said it uncovered the violation on its own last fall and determined that athletes in 19 sports received books and supplies that were not required.
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