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ESPN analyst's tweet about tattoos sparks argument

Andrew Joseph
Published 8:13 p.m. ET Sept. 11, 2017

While ESPN’s Jay Bilas is a staunch critic of the NCAA’s rules on amateurism, his colleague, Dan Dakich, is the opposite.

Dakich, who also hosts a radio show in Indianapolis, has spent years arguing that a free education is sufficient compensation while the NCAA and schools generate billions off student-athletes’ likeness and performance.

On Sunday, Dakich suggested that college athletes couldn’t be “broke” because they can afford tattoos. He included a photo of former Kentucky basketball player Derek Willis.

Willis responded to the tweet after randomly being called out to serve as a prop for Dakich’s argument. He explained that he used financial aid money to buy tattoos.

Then, Dakich brought up Willis’ 2016 public intoxication arrest to applaud the NCAA system and Willis’ coaches for…

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