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    Re: Players leaving early for the draft

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ols View Post
    It really gets my goat that OU got away with this.He basically got a $4 mil + interest free loan for a year so that he could live like a king in college under the guise that he was going to play baseball. It was better than the insurance policy loophole because he could actually spend the millions of dollars...while in college!!! Even the kid (RB) at Ole Miss won't be able to pull this off...

    *** I wonder of OU has to pay the A's interest back on the loan too?
    He never got the full $4 million. From the article:

    Murray will return $1.29 million of the $1.5 million signing bonus money the A's gave him last year, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan. Murray forfeits the remaining $3.16 million, due March 1. The A's will put him on the restricted list and retain Murray's rights, but they won't get a compensatory draft pick.
    This isn't unusual. It's part of the NCAA model. A player can be professional in one sport while remaining an amateur in another one.
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    Re: Players leaving early for the draft

    I could be wrong, but didn't the SEC pass a rule stating that players could not have professional contracts?

    "This isn't unusual. It's part of the NCAA model. A player can be professional in one sport while remaining an amateur in another one."

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    Re: Players leaving early for the draft

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ols View Post
    I could be wrong, but didn't the SEC pass a rule stating that players could not have professional contracts?

    "This isn't unusual. It's part of the NCAA model. A player can be professional in one sport while remaining an amateur in another one."
    Not sure about the specifics. I know Alabama had a walk-on player a couple of years ago that was a former MLB player. Auburn has had a couple, too.
    "I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
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    Re: Players leaving early for the draft

    "I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
    -- Coach Bryant

    "We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
    -- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson

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    Re: Players leaving early for the draft

    If the Cards take him #1 it would be jaw dropping but definitely the right decision by Kyler.

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