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Rubio: NCAA Has ‘Blame' for Miami Scandal

Monday, 22 Aug 2011 04:09 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Senator Marco Rubio puts  a lot of blame on the NCAA over the scandal involving the University of Miami Hurricanes, The Shark Tank reports.

In what was a fundraising event — the 2nd annual Dolphin Cycling Challenge at SunLife Stadium — to raise money for the University of Miami/Sylvester Cancer Center, Rubio spoke to the press, addressing questions about foreign policy and the NCAA scandal involving the Hurricanes.

"I think it's a real shame" Rubio said, to see what's happening with young athletes involved. He went on to say that the NCAA needs to take a look at its rules and find a way to compensate athletes who are making the university and the NCAA "hundreds of millions of dollars."

He said the athletes will play in front of 80,000 on a given Saturday night, and later they "don't have enough money to go to McDonald's afterward," Rubio said, adding that that's "just not fair."

Although he was on vacation, Rubio took the time to participate in the fundraiser alongside a number of retired Dolphin players. Rubio, wearing a Dolphins jersey, is a huge fan of the team, and has been affected by cancer: he lost his father to cancer last year and has a nephew who is battling the disease.

On Cuba, Rubio criticized Ron Paul on his stance on trade with the island, saying he too would love to trade with Cuba as long as it was "a free and democratic Cuba."

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