Jay Bilas is one of the NCAA's most vocal critics on Twitter, frequently pointing out the hypocrisy of the organization's amateur sports stance--the only people under the NCAA umbrella that aren't making windfalls of money are the players themselves. Tuesday, Bilas started a Twitter campaign demonstrating how the organization is profiting off the identities of individual athletes. And the NCAA took notice.
Bilas's Twitter campaign is particularly timely, as reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is at the center of a potential investigation into whether he accepted money in exchange for autographed memorabilia -- a clear violation of NCAA Bylaw 184.108.40.206, which could cost him his eligibility. He can't earn any money selling his jersey or signature, but the NCAA has made plenty of money selling Johnny Football-related memorabilia.
Here are a few examples of tweets Bilas sent out in a one-hour period. Remember, the NCAA says that it doesn't sell specific player jerseys, just generic ones with numbers.
— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) August 6, 2013