One such plight is athlete apathy towards education. This is not a generalization about college athletes but a specification concerning the select few that are unopaquely there to just play sports. This statement is in reference to the athletes that possess the pseudonym “one and done.” The National Basketball Association and its players’ union necessitate that players be one year removed from high school before entering the NBA draft. This rule forces a certain amount of players to enroll in colleges without any intent on getting an education. They just want to get their one year sentence finished and get drafted into the NBA. It is not their fault; there are no other viable alternatives for these people to hone their skills other than going pro in some other country. Another example of athlete apathy is the Derrick Rose scandal. It is believed that Derrick Rose knowingly let another individual take his SAT for him in order to obtain admission to the University of Memphis. The Chicago Sun Times reported that “someone with access to Rose's academic records at Simeon High School changed a D to a C on his transcript. The newspaper reported that Rose was one of four athletes at the school whose grades were boosted for a on...
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