Hewitt: The Politicization Of Sport

I have compassion, as do almost everyone in this country, for the 70,000 transgendered individuals living in the United States.

But I loathe the NCAA.

The NCAA has withdrawn all championship events from North Carolina for the 2016/2017 academic year because the state has passed laws requiring people to use the bathroom corresponding to their sex at birth.

Mark Emmert, the president of the NCAA, explained saying, “We believe in providing a safe and respectful environment at our events.”

If you believe this, Mr. Emmert, shut down and sanction every college. You would not let players take the field when lightning strikes because that is a real safety issue. This is politically correct nonsense.

If the NCAA can tell Penn State to shut down and erase all of its losses and wins, if they can suspend programs that are state-funded for years and years, the “voluntary membership” aspect of the organization isn’t voluntary. It’s just the politicization of sport by the nanny state.