The NCAA was voted Tool of the Week by Sports Radio 92.9 listeners despite reversing the decision that got them on the ballot.The NCAA ruled that Steven Rhodes was ineligible to play football at Middle Tennessee State this season because he participated in a recreational league on base while serving in the Marines that last five years. The rule states student-athletes that do not enroll in college within a year of graduating high school will be charged one year of collegiate eligibility for every academic year they participate in organized competition.The NCAA counts this play as “organized competition” because there were game officials, team uniforms and the score was kept.

Later in the week the NCAA reversed its decision allowing Rhodes to begin play but was left on the ballot and received 68% of the vote, beating out LeBron James who had the other 32%.