High: 69°F ~ Low: 46°F
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
NCAA 1, Free Speech 0Posted Thursday, April 15, 2010, at 2:03 PM
Looks like the NCAA is making what it probably considers a politically correct move.
The group's Playing Rules Oversight Panel is banning symbols or messages within eye black worn by college football players.
I guess too many people objected to Tim Tebow's promotion of Christianity, which hurt nothing whatsoever and, if you share his views, may have helped quite a few.
We're talking about adults playing a game, not individuals involved in serious white-collar business where a businesslike appearance can be properly ordered or a military force where conformity is necessary.
There's nothing wrong with messages in eye black. There's something very wrong when a non-government agency is allowed to pass a binding rule that affects thousands of people.
Freedom of speech is precious. Never stifle it.
Showing comments in chronological order
[Show most recent comments first]
Respond to this blog
Posting a comment requires free registration:
David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
Hot topicsPicturing the Past 34: Simon Warner's cafe
(85 ~ 7:20 PM, Jan 4)
Picturing the past 205: Floods
Picturing the Past 171: Stewart-Potts showroom
Picturing the Past 104: Cedar Grove School
Picturing the Past 110: Buggies hit the road