Shabazz Muhammad's backpack was in question
Effectively the interest in his designer backpack was racist: "he's a black basketball player in college, he came from the hood and can't possibly afford that designer backpack!" How about when Steve Kerr in an NBA game questioned how Manziel could afford courtside NBA tickets. How could he possibly afford this seat?!
I guess the new rule for NCAA athletes is dress in burlap sack and not enjoy anything their parent's financial situation affords them. Just think to our team, guys like Greg McElroy and Barrett Jones could afford to dress any way they wanted or do things that other people simply couldn't because their parents were successful. Remember the minor message board interest in how McElroy could afford to take the whole OL to BWWs on his dime back in 2010?
I know most athletes aren't as well off as these guys but the constant nitpicking of athlete's spending or activities has to stop...at least until you get some background on what situation he comes from.