The latest example is Wisconsin basketball player Jarod Uthoff, who's attempting to transfer to another school.
Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan proceeded to put a few restrictions on Uthoff in terms of where he will be allowed to transfer to. And by a few, I mean a lot.
Ryan barred Uthoff from transferring anywhere in the Big Ten (understandable, since he doesn't want to lose him to an in-conference rival), Marquette (also understandable, since it's in the state of Wisconsin), Iowa State (huh?) and the entire ACC (kind of a head-scratcher there as well).
That's 25 teams total, including a lot of the more desirable basketball programs, as well as some places where Uthoff has old high school teammates and is familiar with some of the coaches.
Ryan went on ESPN's Mike and Mike show to attempt to justify the restrictions that he's putting on Uthoff. Quite frankly, he comes off sounding pretty stupid, and completely like an a-hole.
It might not be fair to put the blame solely on Ryan. The fact of the matter is that the system is broken. Coaches can (and often DO) leave teams and players in the middle of their contract, whenever a more appealing offer is presented to them.
Players, on the other hand, are the ones who the fans are coming to see, yet they'll get in trouble if they sell an autograph to pay for lunch. This, despite the fact that their performance on the court (or field) is the reason their coach and their school gets to rake in millions every year.
Uthoff is appealing the restrictions through the school, and hopefully he'll get the chance to transfer to a decent school and get on with his career. Either way, the system is clearly broken, and should be fixed to make it more fair to the student athletes.
Hat tip to Guyism for the video