The Ambulance Chasers say hi!Nonsense. Please read the article. This is for endorsement deals only. Title IX has nothing to do with it.
Yes, we will be back to the days of kids getting money to do "work" such as watching the grass grow. Hey, come to AU and Yellafella will pay you $1000 for every tree you watch getting cut down. Hey, come work at Coach Saban's car dealership and make $1000 to drive a car around the lot and then pick which car you want to drive.THAT is exactly what will happen!!!
This whole thing is a Pandora's Box... :cool2:
True, but in the recruitment of a player, the pitch will be that yeller-feller thinks you are very marketable if you come to awbern and we will give you $$$....The law is about the right to profit from their likeness. This is not employment. It is a guarantee of an implicit right every other person has in the marketplace.
There ya go... :cool2:you speak like my brother-in-law who thinks men never landed on the moon and 911 was an inside job.
Here's a solution you and I could probably agree with, remove the age limitation to the NFL, just let them go straight for the paycheck, Let the NFL expand their taxi squad to accommodate a few extra developmental players and then the "normal" players can do it the old fashioned way and get a degree while they play.
And for those who say they are not physically ready.... you're just not paying attention. These guys are coming out of HS ready.
You nailed it! The gripe will be that I am not getting enough exposure to increase my worth...although the kids that get the yeller-feller deal might be good with whatever he gets already.And like the post above, in the political climate in which we live, someone will cry unfair. The poor kid that doesn’t have a deal for his or her likeness will claim some type of discrimination. Maybe the coach only plays the “paid” athletes undermining any chance the “unpaid” player has at making it to the next level. It will happen.
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Most? It is still a very small percentage who actually make it to the pros. Maybe many of them believe they will make it to the pros, but that is another unrealistic pipe-dream. If they take advantage of the educational opportunity that they are getting, they can better their lives and the lives of their families. That is one heck of a trade-off for playing a sport that they probably love and would play for free.Judging by some of y’all’s comments, I think what some of y’all need to do is pour some serious money into the XFL and hope Vince can get 18 year olds into his league. Because the issue is and has always been is that the college level has progressively became a semi pro league. The days of playing for Alabama, Tennessee, Nebraska, Texas, and Oklahoma State Pride are over. Most athletes come to school to get to the pros.
They better get it out there in a hurry...That won't happen. The NCAA is already talking about ways to make this work within their framework. This just forces their hand. Why? Because other states are already working on similar laws. The only way the NCAA maintains any control is to get out in front of the tidal wave.
The schools with the wealthy boosters will see to it that there schools will get those athletes...People above acted like I can't read, but that's the sort of thing I was talking about. What about the women's rowing athlete that feels like she's being denied a sponsorship because a university doesn't provide the same support, marketing, etc. That's where the lawsuits will come in.
To be fair, the law doesn't take effect for over three years - plenty of time for other states to do what they need.They better get it out there in a hurry...
Let’s ask the question... “ if the only restriction to getting to the NFL was a high school diploma/ GED, how many of Alabama’s skill players on Alabama’s offense would be at Alabama?”Most? It is still a very small percentage who actually make it to the pros. Maybe many of them believe they will make it to the pros, but that is another unrealistic pipe-dream. If they take advantage of the educational opportunity that they are getting, they can better their lives and the lives of their families. That is one heck of a trade-off for playing a sport that they probably love and would play for free.