"The University of Wisconsin suspended 26 football players -- nearly a quarter of the nation's fourth-ranked team -- for one to three games on Thursday for accepting hundreds of dollars in unadvertised show discounts in violation of NCAA rules." Other athletes, including swimmers, rowers,soccer players, hockey players, runners golfers, and basketball players, rode the pine, too, and were order to pay back the discount difference to a charity. NCAA bylaws, Rule 16.01.2 states "Exception for Benefits Available to Other Students: The receipt of a benefit by a student athlete of his or her relatives or friends that is not authorized by NCAA legislation is not a violation if it is demonstrated that same benefit generally is available to the institutions students of the student body determined on a basis unrelated to athletics ability.
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