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NAIA Lets Student Athlete Keep Prize Money

Here's a situation the NCAA might learn a thing or two from. Cameron Rodriguez plays basketball for Southwest College, an NAIA school in Kansas. He also was one of a recent string of Oklahoma City Thunder fans to swish home a half-court shot that earned him a cool $20,000 in prize money. The NAIA initiall ruled that keeping the money would eliminate his amatuer status (and eligibility to play), but on appeal agreed with the school's idea that Rodriguez could keep the cash as a scholarship. I'd call that a win-win. See, NCAA, positive compromise DOES exist!

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