In today's WTF news: Roughly half the Charleston Southern University football team has been suspended for Saturday's game against FSU for, wait for it, buying school supplies.
According to reports, three CSU players announced on social media at least 30 players have been suspended for the game against Florida State because they technically spent book money on supplies other than actual books.
Like, they were in the bookstore, but they bought pencils, binders, electronics, you know, things a college student might need for class.
Apparently, this is a violation of NCAA rules, despite the fact the players claim the CSU bookstore staff told them to use the excess book money before it was taken from them.
According to CSU running back Ben Robinson, the players who violated this bullshit NCAA (Evil Empire) rule were given an ultimatum: either sit for the FSU game or miss their conference game the week after.
Speaking on this farce, Robinson said,
CSU wide receiver Colton Korn explained his position in a FB post, which he eloquently ended with an appropriate Emily Dickinson quote.
It's a shame Colton is being punished for trying to expand his English literature education.
CSU lineman Frank Cirone reportedly insists the entire offensive line will be suspended for the FSU game, which puts 37.5-point underdog CSU at an even greater disadvantage.
Speaking on the suspension, Cirone reportedly said,
This is an absolute outrage, and both the NCAA and Charleston Southern University should be ashamed of themselves.
At the end of the day, student-athletes are being suspended for buying school supplies, and that is absolutely pathetic.