Players are held hostage by NCAA system

If his name was Robert Garve or Rudolph Parve or even Randy Shannon, he would be enrolling at Florida or Tennessee or wherever he wanted next week.
But his name is Robert Marve, so all he can do is look at the words on his old T-shirts.
Property of UM Athletic Dept.
He never knew that meant the University of Miami owns not just the shirt, but also the person wearing it.

Marve wants to transfer to another school, just like thousands of students do every year. But the Tampa native is a “student-athlete,” so his old school can tell him where he can and can’t go.

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