Well, this is interesting.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported Friday night that Marquette is one of three schools that North Carolina warned about the very same thing UNC was sanctioned for earlier this week — players selling shoes!
MU Wire’s John Steppe noted the school is investigating and will be releasing a statement.
I'm told a statement will be coming from the athletic department within the hour. #mubb https://t.co/P2HTEP7l6q— John Steppe (@JSteppe1) August 11, 2018
Look, it’s really hard to get mad about this sort of thing. Players are woefully underpaid as it is, and if they want to sell something that is technically their personal property, so be it. It’s hard to imagine the NCAA doing too much about this, especially since Marquette self-reported and is self-investigating.
We’ll see what happens.
UPDATE: Marquette’s statement is out.
#mubb statement - "We became aware of the situation Aug. 3 via an email from the North Carolina athletic compliance department. We immediately looked into the claim & determined there isn’t any indication a current member of the team is involved with selling team-issued shoes." https://t.co/b4XKFM71S0— MarquetteMBB (@MarquetteMBB) August 11, 2018