Michigan TE Jake Butt has a bone to pick with the NCAA
Jake Butt hasn’t been shy about his disapproval of the governing bodies of college sports.
The Michigan tight end believes that the NCAA should pay players. He also didn’t understand why anyone had a problem with Jim Harbaugh’s spring break practices in Florida.
One of Butt’s former Michigan teammates, Dan Samuelson, transferred to Eastern Michigan before the start of the 2015 season. He sat out the entire first year because of NCAA transfer rules.
EMU is playing in its first bowl game in 29 years and just its second in school history, but Samuelson won’t be allowed to attend because of NCAA rules.
He posted on Facebook about it, to which Butt responded with some opinions of his own:
Posted by a former teammate. Can the NCAA get anything right? Probably not. Common sense? Zero. pic.twitter.com/IK1ZT8rFev
— jake butt (@JBooty_88) December 7, 2016
The specifics of Samuelson’s academics aren’t known, but two full semesters would seemingly be immediately after the bowl game. Perhaps his complaint and the response to it will force the NCAA to make an exception.
But if Butt had to guess, don’t bet on that happening.