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Old 12-23-2014, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Why can't college athletes earn endorsement money, do commercials, sign autographs outside school? What is the reasoning behind all of that? I mean it's one thing to say the school will only give you a free education, but why do they get to restrict athletes making money off of THEIR likeness? This is why I don't look down upon guys who break the rules by signing autographs for money.
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:54 PM
 
Location: alabama.
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anything that opens the doors to college athletes on scholarship earning money in any fashion also opens the door to the schools with the most money getting the best athletes ..if the athlete wants to go to said school without a scholarship to play sports and needs to earn money to pay for that scholarship then to me that is different and would be fine ,,
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Why can't college athletes earn endorsement money, do commercials, sign autographs outside school? What is the reasoning behind all of that? I mean it's one thing to say the school will only give you a free education, but why do they get to restrict athletes making money off of THEIR likeness? This is why I don't look down upon guys who break the rules by signing autographs for money.
Because there is no way to regulate it. The biggest programs would find a way to make sure their athletes get paid the most to do these types of things ensuring that all the best players go to their schools.
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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Because there is no way to regulate it. The biggest programs would find a way to make sure their athletes get paid the most to do these types of things ensuring that all the best players go to their schools.
There is no way to regulate salaries?
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Old 12-26-2014, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Because there is no way to regulate it. The biggest programs would find a way to make sure their athletes get paid the most to do these types of things ensuring that all the best players go to their schools.
But what they earn OUTSIDE of the school is THEIR business. It's "regulated" by whatever companies / people want to pay them.
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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There is no way to regulate salaries?
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But what they earn OUTSIDE of the school is THEIR business. It's "regulated" by whatever companies / people want to pay them.
Some companies are run or heavily influenced by boosters. Where do you think the players will go to "work?"
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:56 AM
 
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Why can't college athletes earn endorsement money, do commercials, sign autographs outside school? What is the reasoning behind all of that? I mean it's one thing to say the school will only give you a free education, but why do they get to restrict athletes making money off of THEIR likeness? This is why I don't look down upon guys who break the rules by signing autographs for money.

In theory the athletes are "students" first who are there to get an education, hence the reason they have the scholarship.
The athletic part of their attending college is supposed to be second to the academic part, obviously that is not the case but from what I understand this is the reason sports scholarships were started. To enhance the athletic program with emphasis on academics.

If college athletes want to earn endorsement money they can pay full tuition like everyone else and use the money they make from all of their endorsements to pay for all college expenses.
No grants, no loans, no scholarships just endorsement money.

The reason the school gets to restrict the athletes making money is because the school has paid for the right to restrict everything that particular athlete/student does.
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Old 12-27-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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A lot of people are ignorant to why college athletes don't get paid.

There was a time, and this documented, that just giving a college athlete a scholarship was too much. Prior to that, they were compensated with food and lodging.

There also was a time where college teams just literally took guys off the street to participate; many of whom were not enrolled in college at all.

Folks also need to look up Walter Byers. He, the former head of the NCAA, created the term student-athlete as a way to prevent schools from being sued for workers compensation. And schools have continually used this term to obstruct athletes from being compensated or acquiring "extra benefits."

Look, we all know why these athletes (at least the ones on scholarships) are in college. To play sports. The way these kids are recruited, and the importance placed on recruiting -- and the athletic scholarship itself -- signifies where the priority lies. It's not academics.

It's funny how the decision-makers within college athletics always say there just isn't enough money to pay the athletes when coaches seemingly don't have a problem getting paid. A lot. Just like Jim Harbaugh is rumored to be.
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Some companies are run or heavily influenced by boosters. Where do you think the players will go to "work?"
You can't play football at a car dealership. I don't see the problem with a player endorsing a local business or doing a national commercial. It's really about the school getting all the money. It should be challenged in court.
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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It's disgusting how these coaches can make millions in salary but the players who bring asses to the seats and actually play the games can't profit.
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