OKLAHOMA – People are calling it the “Pasta Penalty.” This is just one example of just how ridiculous some NCAA rules can be regarding athletes.
All-American center Gabe Ikard, who is also a straight A student, apparently had a hankering for pasta at the fall OU graduation Banquet.
Ikard and a couple of his teammates ended up eating more pasta than NCAA rules allow.
Because the OU players loaded up on the carbs, technically the trio temporarily lost their eligibility.
They actually had to pay $3.83 a piece, which was the cost of each individual pasta serving, to the charity of their choice to get back in good standing with the NCAA.
Oklahoma self-reported NCAA violations, including 3 players eating excess pasta at a banquet. Each gave $3.83 to charity to be reinstated.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 19, 2014
— Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) February 19, 2014
— Austin Woods (@OU_CoachWoods) February 19, 2014