So Donte Moncrief, wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, was quietly suspended one week by the NCAA in 2013 because they saw him in a picture on his Instagram with a red 2009 Dodge Charger. The car belonged to his older brother who allowed him to borrow it from time to time. So the NCAA went through his brother’s financial records trying to find out if his college graduate brother could afford the car. His older brother, Sidney Moncrief, was working and started cutting hair on the side. The investigator for the NCAA didn’t think he earned enough money to pay the monthly note on the car even after Sidney produced records. The investigator didn’t believe that Black Men got our hair cut more than once a month! I almost cussed while writing this blog. They asked him to produce his Apple info and that of his clients so they could verify his whereabouts on the day that one of the payments was made. The charges were dropped and he Donte was allowed back on the team and allowed to play immediately. Perhaps, they consulted a Black Man within the NCAA and found out how often we get our hair cut. Either way, this was very culturally tone deaf of the NCAA and shows how they want to keep the “help” as broke and codependent on their money making mechanism as long as possible.
-The Sports Preacher