I can’t figure out the point of this statement.
Is it OK to “break a rule” but not “cheat.”?
How many hundreds of cases investigated by the NCAA did not give an athlete a competitive advantage?
Marv Goux sold player tickets to help the players. He broke the rules. Did he cheat? Did the players run faster?
Reggie Bush broke the rules and knew he broke them. The NCAA overreacted. But revisionist history doesn’t help anyone.
Reggie broke a rule.— Lindsay Rhodes (@lindsay_rhodes) July 2, 2021
He did not “cheat.”
The difference is important.
To say that Bush “cheated” is to imply that he gained a competitive advantage in some way.
He did not.
USC didn’t gain an advantage either.