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Old 01-07-2015, 01:03 PM
 
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I've always thought there should be some type of "pension" or money set aside for college players after they graduate, enter the draft, or have their eligibility otherwise come to an end. There could be some type of fund that schools have to pay into annually with contributions based on some type of formula (maybe based on the total compensation of head coaches or ADs and the size of the institution). Former players would then receive a fixed amount annually (or a lump sum payment) according to the formula. You could even have a rule that all players--regardless of school--receive the same amount strictly based on the years of experience so that big, rich schools don't have an advantage over small, less rich schools.

I'd like to see this. But as a fund for either medical issues, or returning to school for an actual degree fund.
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:52 PM
 
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If they think it is a raw deal they don't have to play.

And I think most professors would get a good belly laugh that schools are about making money for them.
Wrong. First of all players have to be out of high school for at least three years to be eligible for the NFL draft. Second of all, the schools get to set the rules but they shouldn't be able to control what players do outside of the school. They should make a legal challenge to that.
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:57 PM
 
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So i guess getting free tuition and room & board for 5 years playing college football just isn't enough money now?
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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So i guess getting free tuition and room & board for 5 years playing college football just isn't enough money now?
No, it's not. It seems to be a ripoff. You provide the labor and reap none of the profit. In the meantime, you put your future earnings at risk every time you step on the field. Marcus Lattimore is a good example of this.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywemwRy2PXM

I'm in favor of athletes skipping college all together (if that's what they want to do).
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Old 01-08-2015, 05:46 PM
 
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So i guess getting free tuition and room & board for 5 years playing college football just isn't enough money now?
It ain't free.
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:11 PM
 
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So i guess getting free tuition and room & board for 5 years playing college football just isn't enough money now?
Signing autographs has nothing to do with how much you get from the school. Doing commercials doesn't involve the school.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:55 AM
 
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Wrong. First of all players have to be out of high school for at least three years to be eligible for the NFL draft. Second of all, the schools get to set the rules but they shouldn't be able to control what players do outside of the school. They should make a legal challenge to that.

Nothing you say here has any bearing on what I said or counters in in any way. If you don't like the rules, you don't have to play the game. It is a free choice.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:58 AM
 
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Signing autographs has nothing to do with how much you get from the school. Doing commercials doesn't involve the school.

There are great reasons, which have been stated, why these things are not allowed. They were done in the past and it was full of abuse and were ways to pay players to come to particular schools.
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