North Carolina GOP responds to NCAA for pulling championships

Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

The NCAA made a huge decision to take away seven championship events that were slated to be contested in North Carolina because of HB2, better know as the “Anti-LGBT” law.

The NCAA issued a statement explaining why it was removing the championship events.

“Fairness is about more than the opportunity to participate in college sports, or even compete for championships,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said, per ABC7.com. “We believe in providing a safe and respectful environment at our events and are committed to providing the best experience possible for college athletes, fans and everyone taking part in our championships.”

Now, the North Carolina GOP has responded, per Andrew Carter of Charlotte Observer.

The North Carolina GOP’s response to the NCAA’s decision reads like a teenager who is acting out after being sent to his/her room. It includes some extremely strong language, and a fair amount of sarcasm. It also includes a valid point regarding the women who were raped at Baylor.

In truth, a statement that did not rely on a comedic response might have been a more prudent tact.


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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.