When it comes to how the NCAA treats its athletes, Illinois Congressmen Bobby Rush has an interesting comparison. The NCAA is like the mafia.â†µ
Rush made the accusations during a congressional forum on college sports after talking to some parents of college athletes who were injured and treated poorly by their respective school.â†µ
The Congressmen asked that the NCAA " look at the impact of “back-room deals, payoffs and scandals” in college sports".â†µ
The NCAA has yet to issue a response.