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The NCAA Is Basically Organized Crime, Says Congressman

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Rule No. 1 of life is to never, ever compare anything to the Nazis.

Rule No. 2 of life is to never, ever compare anything to slavery (unless it is, in fact, slavery).

Rule No. 3 of life is to never, ever compare anything to The Mafia.

Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush has thus far avoided the first two but finds himself in breach of the third when he compared the NCAA to organized crime.

"I think they’re just one of the most vicious, most ruthless organizations ever created by mankind," Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush said of the NCAA at a congressional forum on college sports Tuesday. "I think you would compare the NCAA to Al Capone and to the Mafia."

I think we can all agree the NCAA is shady and driven to profit off of the work done by amateur student-athletes. That said, I'm fairly certainly they haven't been responsible for murder.

When Bobby wakes up with the head of the Boise St. Bronco laying next to him in bed tomorrow, he'll understand.