Many say the American dream is carved in the halls of the institutions of higher education: if you work hard for what you want, you can be anything. This has become an underlying theme of NCAA football: if you play like the best, then maybe you can make it to the NFL and become a star, with all the trappings of a major star. But on more than one occasion, universities have simply hit fast-forward on these dreams and showered their athletes with lavish gifts, many of which seem too good to be true. The sad reality is, while many of these scandals have been uncovered, there are probably many more that go unnoticed. So, in honor of the developing Johnny Manziel debacle, join us for a list of fairy tale promises with few happy endings as we look at the nine biggest NCAA football scandals.