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And What If Johnny Football Accepted Bitcoins for Autographs

I find myself asking this question to learn more about Bitcoins. I am hoping to get answers to the following two questions:
1.) Is it technically illegal for NCAA athletes to accept Bitcoins according to the NCAA's rules? 
2.) How hard would it be for the NCAA to trace or audit transactions in Bitcoins?
3.) UPDATE: Interesting question seen on Reddit, "it seems to me that the real question is how the courts and NCAA define Bitcoin."
In 2011, Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor left the university. He was banned from making any contact with the school and its athletic program. There was a scandal. He had made a couple thousand dollars autographing memorabilia and then selling it -- an action that is against the NCAA's rules. Within the case, one of the lesser discussed points is how the NCAA conducts its investigation.
"If those bank statements add up to a substantial amount more than what has been provided through financial aid, they ask why."
Johnny Manziel is currently under investigation. Some reports say Manziel also earned thousands of dollars signing and selling autographs. A case that is potentially similar to Pryor's, one of the first steps to the NCAA's investigation is to request and then audit his bank account for suspicious activity.

As the Manziel news picked up, my cousin sent me a message: 
"I feel strong potential for joke about Manziel accepting Bitcoins for autographs."
He is probably right. There's got to be a joke out there somewhere about Manziel accepting Bitcoins for autographs. However, I found myself wondering:
"What if Jonny Manziel accepted Bitcoins in exchange for autographs?"