Charity Stripe, a women’s basketball student-athlete at Ocean State University, assigns all four of her complimentary admissions to a home event. One of the recipients is the owner of a local salon where Charity gets her manicures and pedicures. The owner of the salon is a big basketball fan and told Charity that if she could get tickets to the home games, she would give Charity a free manicure once a week. Is this arrangement permissible?
- Yes, as long as the value of the manicure is less than or equal to the value of the tickets
- Yes, as long as the owner of the salon is not an agent
- No, this arrangement would be considered a violation
- No, complimentary admissions may only be provided to immediate family members
The answer is 3. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 states that a student-athlete may not receive payment from any source for his or her complimentary admissions and may not exchange or assign them for any item of value.