Congressman Calls NCAA The Mafia

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Tuesday November 1st, 2011

The Associated Press reports that Democratic congressman, Bobby Rush of Illinois, compared the NCAA to the Mafia in reference to its contentious relationship with student-athletes.

“I think you would compare the NCAA to Al Capone and to the Mafia,” Rush said.

The statement was made at a congressional forum on the “back-room deals, payoffs and scandals” in college sports.

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