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    I kind of figured the rules would be for everyone, but I did read where kids on scholorship are only allowed to make $2000 a year. If you aren't on scholorship then I am guessing you can make all you want. Didn't know what rules were set for what kind of jobs a non-scholorship athlete could do. I thought maybe they could make some appearances at camps for high schools or go talk to elementary kids and make a bit of cash. I still don't know if college wrestlers make money for helping out at summer camps. I guess not, but it seems like a big commitment for no return.

    I am still looking into the 7% thing. I saw an article that said 22 FBS schools made money last year and 98 didn't. But they are counting scholorships as an athletic expendature. I'm not sure I agree with that because it's money they never had to begin with. I doubt the athletic dept. actually gives the school any money, they just don't take any in. Even so, I am suprised by that figure. I can't seem to find a figure on how much the NCAA makes with television deals and paraphenalia sales ect.......I bet they make a bunch even if most schools are losing money.

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    It comes down to the system we have now of big time athletics being a major part of academic institutions is just illogical. Their missions seem to be inherently in conflict. Club sports, which I have heard is the way the rest of the world works, makes much more sense.

    As long as colleges sponsor big time athletics which make a ton of money from them, there are going to be assinine rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    It comes down to the system we have now of big time athletics being a major part of academic institutions is just illogical. Their missions seem to be inherently in conflict. Club sports, which I have heard is the way the rest of the world works, makes much more sense.

    As long as colleges sponsor big time athletics which make a ton of money from them, there are going to be assinine rules.
    Agreed.

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    If you get punished and kicked out of Harvard law for violating the schools rules by selling your old tests, how many companies would hire you. The NFL didn't even have to let him in the draft, they could have made him wait an entire year until the next draft. Pryor might have been able to sign as a free agent but I am not sure about that. Goodell offered a deal and they took it, now they are going to fight it, if I was Goodell I would take Pryor out of this supplemental and make him wait a year.

    Also remember that he wasn't just selling stuff for Tattoos he was driving brand new car. He also showed zero character by just leaving the university he wasn't forced out. He did it to himself, the fact that he will be punished in whatever form does not bother me at all. The NFL should take a stand and help the NCAA out if they can, I think from now on they will have to come up with some type of legal contract to further enforce these incidents.

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    If you get punished and kicked out of Harvard law for violating the schools rules by selling your old tests, how many companies would hire you.
    Don't know. But how is that relevant to the Pryor situation? I am pretty sure he didn't have the answers to any tests.

    The NFL didn't even have to let him in the draft, they could have made him wait an entire year until the next draft.
    True. And they should've. But they didn't.

    Goodell offered a deal and they took it, now they are going to fight it, if I was Goodell I would take Pryor out of this supplemental and make him wait a year.
    I would fight it too. There is no precident and now that he is free from the NCAA, he is part of the NFL union. Union rules will allow him to do what he wants. Goodell lost the fight when he allowed him to be part of the draft.


    He also showed zero character by just leaving the university he wasn't forced out. He did it to himself, the fact that he will be punished in whatever form does not bother me at all.
    Character? You must be assuming that he had character to begin with. These kids who are highly recruited don't give a shit about character. They just want to be drafted high enough to make millions. But that doesn't mean that what they do in college should be transferred to NFL. Unless there is an illegal alliance between the two.

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    Why is that college athletes are considred kids. When I was eighteen and in the army I thought I was a kid but the attitude of my employer was that I was a man capable of entering into a legal contract with them, and I was subject to all punishment for breaking the rules that came along with that contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    Why is that college athletes are considred kids. When I was eighteen and in the army I thought I was a kid but the attitude of my employer was that I was a man capable of entering into a legal contract with them, and I was subject to all punishment for breaking the rules that came along with that contract.
    Good question. And I agree that they shouldn't be treated as kids. Like ODH said, his punishment was the suspension in the NCAA and ultimately dropping out of school. I just don't see how the NFL has anything to do with it. He broke his contract with the NCAA not the NFL.

    But either way, he won't make it as a QB in the NFL anyway. He may make it as a WR if someone takes him under their wing like they did with Randle-El. He has the size and quickness for it and as a QB he probably can read a defense good enough to get open. But with his recent history, I see him going down in flames for something not related to football.

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