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Old 03-28-2014, 09:12 AM   #1
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Default Paper by a college football player that got an A-

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Critics of the higher education system in this country and especially those who have long alleged college athletes get special treatment to maintain their academic eligibility have just been given an explosive piece of evidence. It’s severely lacking, has a page with only 146 words and contains grammar errors and misspellings. And it is worthy of an A-.

“It” is a final paper that was submitted by a University of North Carolina athlete and featured in an ESPN report this week. That report detailed two whistleblowers surrounding the the academics scandal that rocked the university this winter, where student athletes were “encouraged” to take “fake” classes in order to pad their grades, raise their GPAs and stay eligible to play sports.

“This is not even close to college work,” whistleblower Mary Willingham told ESPN, “yet this athlete was awarded an A-.”

The paper was a summary called “Rosa Parks: My Story”:

Willingham also explained that some students were reading at a second- and third-grade level, which is “illiterate” for an adult. Former UNC football player Deunta Williams also admitted to taking the classes — which in some cases were billed as independent studies — and said their reputation was well known.

It’s unclear if the page that Willingham showed is the full breadth of the essay, since another piece of paper with printed words on it is visible behind the first page. Business Insider reports the lone paragraph is the entire essay, however. Deadspin points out it’s a paper for an African-American studies class.

In the wake of the scandal, UNC has admitted to and apologized for the classes. However Willinghman says she has never been contacted by the NCAA to look into what she knows.

i hate football players

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Old 03-28-2014, 09:14 AM   #2
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Are you mad?.....


















































OR NAH!
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:18 AM   #3
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since it is an African American class.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:20 AM   #4
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I can write better than that and I dont even English.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:24 AM   #5
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Are you sure it's a football player and not ish's own Rasheed1?
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Hopefully my hs teammates got away with this shit
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:27 AM   #7
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Jameer staying salty about FB players.

We da bess, get over it.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:32 AM   #8
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Lot of blame to go round for a society that is producing citizens not able to read above a 3rd grade level.
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Jameer staying salty about FB players.

We da bess, get over it.
have fun with brain damage and no education
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:01 AM   #10
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have fun with brain damage and no education

As if every football player has brain damage and no education.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:14 AM   #11
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have fun with brain damage and no education

making millions > an education
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making millions > an education
very few football players go to the nfl dummy
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:17 AM   #13
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very few football players go to the nfl dummy

but do agree that making millions > an education? i'm pretty sure there are current and future nfl players who wrote papers like the one in the op.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:23 AM   #14
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This is the kind of thing the media always pushes as a story because they know itll spark tons of self righteous debate, but the truth is when it comes to things like steroids, college elligibility, and pretty much ANY issues of misconduct in sports, the public has voted with their wallet and they simply do not care. They only love to pretend they do so they each get their moment of attention on the soapbox.
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quite a refreshing perspective on the rosa park story actually

law be da law
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