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    To Jim Rome about Lucca Staiger

    Dear Jim Rome and to anyone else this may concern,

    The NCAA has been recently adding new rules and regulations that, for some odd reason, punish players for doing the right thing for their academic, athletic, and personal careers. Some may be aware of this situation, but many probably are not. Lucca Staiger, an expected contributor to the Iowa State men's basketball team this season, has been punished for not being paid on a so-called "professional team" in Germany when they were deemed an amateur league in Germany. Yet, the NCAA felt compelled to revoke one year of eligibility to Lucca, and also from a player in Washington. Yet, these two players did everythine right to not risk their chance to play and get an education in the United States, the LAND OF THE FREE. Yet, the NCAA took away that freedom because of what a couple players received on the Germany team in which Lucca played. Lucca even played a year of high school ball in the United States, yet he is still being punished for having no control over what managers did in Germany. The NCAA is trying to uphold the "integrity" of United States basketball, but I feel they just contradicted themselves. This issue needs to be open to a wide national perspective and make things right for Lucca and any other players hurt by this "new rule."


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    Re: To Jim Rome about Lucca Staiger

    Mr. Lennon,

    I just wanted to let you know the disappointment I have for the ruling which has destroyed the opportunities for the German student athletes Staiger and Boeke. The careless approach in this decision-making process shows the complacency the NCAA has for its members, student athletes, and fan base. It was my hope the facts that accompany the situation would be weighed equitably, but that was not the case. Therefore I now hope you take time to evaluate your methods in future decisions, since more than likely the reversal of this ruling is an impossibility due to its detriment to your reputation.


    (This was my attempt)



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    Re: To Jim Rome about Lucca Staiger

    I sent an email to Jim Rome to last week and got some generic reply which is what I expected, but he was so busy trying to prove whether Sean Taylor was robbed or taken out in some gang slaying that he forgot to give my email any consideration....

    I'm sure he would have answerred or taken up the cause on his show otherwise....



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    Re: To Jim Rome about Lucca Staiger

    Go figure...anything that is important gets lost in the mainstream while they talk about "less important" material in the "vast world of sports." We're talking about a young man's life. Give him a chance.


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    Re: To Jim Rome about Lucca Staiger

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    I sent an email to Jim Rome to last week and got some generic reply which is what I expected, but he was so busy trying to prove whether Sean Taylor was robbed or taken out in some gang slaying that he forgot to give my email any consideration....

    I'm sure he would have answerred or taken up the cause on his show otherwise....
    You need to mix in unsavory, Momma Cass, OJ, or something else on J-Stews list to get your email read. I would go with the NCAA is unsavory......



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    Re: To Jim Rome about Lucca Staiger

    Quote Originally Posted by goldmember View Post
    You need to mix in unsavory, Momma Cass, OJ, or something else on J-Stews list to get your email read. I would go with the NCAA is unsavory......
    good take. rack him



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    Re: To Jim Rome about Lucca Staiger

    Quote Originally Posted by goldmember View Post
    You need to mix in unsavory, Momma Cass, OJ, or something else on J-Stews list to get your email read. I would go with the NCAA is unsavory......
    Change ISU to USC and the NCAA to Orenthal. You'll get the "Huge Email" of the day for sure."



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