Sunday, February 23, 2014

Pasta violation

INTRIGUING HEADLINE: Important unanswered questions from Oklahoma’s self-reported pasta violation

The key words for me were "pasta violation." How can you violate pasta? And why would you do it? Did pasta ever do anything to you?

It turns out that three players for the University of Oklahoma football team were given what someone decided was excessive amounts of pasta at a team meal. And the UofO decided to report it to the NCAA like a violation. The offenders had to pay $3.83 each to the charity of their choice.

What kind of pasta was it? What do they consider excessive pasta for a 300-plus-pound lineman? And is there a charity called Feed the Pasta?

You can see the full story here.

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