The Campaign For DA

2.25.2015

Even If You Don't Care About The NCAA, Watch This Develop


Stay with me here. Silas Nacita is a spare walk-on player at Baylor. He's lucky to even get in a game during blowout time. But he became sort of a folk hero last year.  Why? His story of going from homeless (really!) to a Baylor benchwarmer was so intriguing and bizarre that even Sports Illustrated did an article on him.

The guy is deeply religious. His twitter feed has more biblical and inspirational thoughts than Joel Osteen's. Honestly, sometimes I have thought it was over the top.

And for a reason not quite clear yet, news broke this morning that the NCAA is going to suspend him. However, all indications point to the allegation  he "accepted" housing from a "close family friend" which somehow is against NCAA rules.  Not drugs. Not an assault. Not cheating.

Edit this afternoon: Uh oh. There may be more to this story than Evil NCAA vs. Good Baylor Boy.





13 comments:

Anonymous said...

for these reasons, regardless of the provider, is why i hate the ncaa. it will forever be black & white, never grey for instances like this. the kid took the results like a champ though. don't think it will change the ncaa.

CT said...

Ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

We must all learn to submit to authority.

Anonymous said...

NCAA is the most hypocritical organization on the planet.

Anonymous said...

"not drugs, not an assault, not cheating".......you know the typical things Baylor does....

Anonymous said...

So they expected him to remain homeless throughout his time as a player? My guess is that he peaked their radar with the religious stuff and they decided to find a way to make him disappear.

Anonymous said...

who really gives a fig about anything that happens at Baylor




DF Bevo

Anonymous said...

The NCAA is providing an important lesson here as to the pitfalls of helping out the less fortunate.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the special Baylor news. Can't wait till Briles gets caught. Love to hear your reaction to that

Anonymous said...

There are atheists and agnostics out there with Twitter feeds that are more Biblical than Joel Osteen's. The only gospel that clown is teaching is prosperity and feel good thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I bet if that player were one of his WR's he would have acted differently. #reality

BPG said...

This is going to develop into a situation where the "close family friend" that gave him a place to stay happens to be a booster as defined by the NCAA. If the kid truly had a prior relationship with the "close family friend", it would not be an issue.

The kid's story seems fishy... I'm not buying what he is selling.

Anonymous said...

NCAA says they didn't suspend him and don't know anything about this kid. Baylor did it.