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NCAA FootballWeird But True

College Football Player Is Poor As Hell, Wants His Checks

Eric Martin is a senior defensive end for Nebraska’s football team. And by God… he wants his checks.

…Took me 12 minutes to embed all these tweets. Because, apparently, someone wants his checks.

  • Cyclone Nation

    walk downtown and get a JOB

  • Agaegae

    He can’t just walk Downtown and get a job. The NCAA forbids it and along with class time as well as football duties, he can’t earn anything by working.

  • Tyler

    with tuition/fees combined Nebraska costs 
    $16,296 a year. They get that and 2 meals a day for FREE

  • Pete

    Not to mention they can apply for and receive grants (don’t have to repay for the slow ones out there) and since they don’t pay for school it goes in their pockets.  They can do it legally, I know plenty of guys who did this… I think they should be given a little more living allowance than they currently get, but not paid.

  • Husker-man


  • Husker-man


  • Tom

    Maybe the Obama Administration can take over the NCAA? I’m sure the checks would be coming to everyone soon after. LOL

  • Porterm1

    Heck just do it by executive order pay them and include all college football players under the age of 3o and older than 15 who can spell and wirte.

  • Brian_joe83

    Have you ever heard of a twitter account being hacked? Because that’s what happened.

  • Anj

    I have seen the training table these guys get to eat at #THEY DON’T NEED CHECKS

  • Anonymous

     ummmm where in the he!! did you get that crap??
    He can work all he wants. As many hours as he wants. You apparently been reading too many blog crap because I played c.b. and there was, and is, no rules about JOBS.
    He needs to get a JOB, lazy azz baby momma crap

  • Anonymous

     hahaha, good one.
    I call him odumma.
    or obumma

  • Anonymous

    hey, the ACLU ain’t gonna like you putting “spell” and “write” on the entitlements…… heck 50% of college footballers and basketballers would fail that requirement.


    Hilarious! Bravo on some of those. People saying getting a job are ridiculous. They have absolutely no time to work.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OL2TKLNDDVYWKCWLGYC45SY6HQ Mark

    used to be college atheletes couldn’t take jobs because of ,”friends of the program” paying them 45k for swimming in their pool while ,”maintaining it” so there is some validity to this I have heard about this issue since the eighties, but it would seem there is alot of soft money to be had by working for ,”friends of the program”  and I would think the National Communist Against Atheletes would see this and forbid them to work since they receive a paltry stipend to play football 


    Rhett Bomar at “Big Red Auto” for starters. 50k or so for 2 hours/week or so.

  • Van Carrington

    Is he actually promoting paying players here? I read this as he is just waiting on his next scholarship check. 

  • Someone who knows

    He is saying he needs his next scholarship check, which in the summer comes every 5 weeks. Also  there is no meal plans in the summer. Its all on your own. You people really have no idea. Stop making guesses.  The money is not much. Maybe 25 a day, but Jobs are allowed. If you can find the time and energy. 

  • Troylard

    Cyclone:  That sounds completely ignorant!!!!!!  Scholarship athletes can’t work.  Forbade by the NCAA. 

  • Hawkeye30

    NAIA don’t count……. NCAA scholarship athletes are not allowed to work.  Only during the summer.  Get it straight.

  • Troylard

    You’re right they can get the state tuition and pell grants in the pocket.

  • jw5643

     Untrue… that’s a very old rule, no longer in effect.  Student-athletes can work… check your facts…

  • Rare

    No it’s not. Check yo facts.

  • Rare

    Oh pu-lease. It’s not the man in the white house. It’s ”da man” in our Congress who is keeping us down. Get it straight and not twisted.

  • Rare

    They are not allowed to work while they are in Lincoln. I would know. 2 cousins played for them and both went Pro. Since they aren’t allowed while in Lincoln and they are now in Lincoln doing conditioning and such getting ready  for the season, they aren’t allowed to work.

  • Svntyzsolchld

    Why dont you run for office if you can do better…if not, shut the fuck up…black or white president

  • Svntyzsolchld

    Tell em again…potus cant do nothin without the approval…hearmewhatIsay…POTUS NEEDS APPROVAL…SMH

  • sbnman

    You can work. you just cannot receive higher pay or special privileges. FACT CHECKED. JW5643 

  • Tbone5551212

    In a monumental decision, the NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors recently passed Proposition 62, which will allow student athletes on full grants-in-aid to work during the school year. The approval occurred on Wednesday, April 22, at the Board’s quarterly meeting, which was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The new law will affect athletic departments all over the nation as a number of advantages and disadvantages will come into play when the proposal goes into effect in August.
    Allowing student athletes to work has been the subject of some discussion over the years in lieu of NCAA infractions in which people have showered players with money or gifts in an illegal fashion. The gifts and money are often very enticing to a player who has no other source of funds.
    The NCAA recognized these infractions and decided to collaborate with student athletes in meetings designed to bring out the athlete’s needs and desires while at school.
    The Proposition 62 proposal was actually adopted at the 1997 NCAA Convention, but was delayed until this year in order to devise a plan that actually implements the law. The NCAA Council held a meeting during April in Orlando, Florida in order to finalize the design of the plan and actually passed it April 22 at the aforementioned Indianapolis convention.
    Proposition 62 has five major qualifying factors which are designed to promote the enhancement of the student-athlete and deter the detriment of college sports.
    While at work, the student athlete can earn up to $2,000 per year above the value of the full grant that is given to he or she while on scholarship.
    Additionally, the athletic department or athletic administration of a school can seek out work for the student athlete, much like the co-op office does for co-op students here at Georgia Tech.
    Also, the $2,000 mentioned in the first stipulation is not counted as institutional aid, thereby not lessening the athletic budget for the student athlete’s sport unless the student works in the athletic department.
    This means that if a football player works at a construction company, his earnings are not deducted from the football team’s budget as long as his earnings don’t exceed two thousand dollars more than what his full grant is worth. In contrast, if he works in the athletic department, then his earnings are subtracted from the department, because they have to pay him.
    As a secondary stipulation, income from employment within the institution’s recreational sports unit (i.e. SAC) for up to $2,000 is exempt from being counted towards the athletic budget. SAC pays the athlete, not the athletic department.
    In addition to the aforementioned requirements, student-athletes can only be paid for work they actually perform and at a rate proportionate to standard salaries in that type of job in that area or city. This is a precaution against foul play where a student-athlete is paid outrageous amounts of money for little or no work.
    Furthermore, in calculating a student-athlete’s earnings, money from a Pell Grant may not be included in the sum.
    There are many advantages to the passing of Proposition 62. Players may receive experience in a field of work that they will pursue after they graduate. A player may not make the pros, but if he works they’ll have work experience and won’t be behind in the job world after spending so much energy and time trying to better themselves as athletes.
    Moreover, the NCAA may not see an incident like the one that happened with Penn State running back Curtis Enis this year and other stars like Kerry Kittles of Villanova Wildcat fame. The unfortunate infraction with Enis occurred when a sports agent took him on a one thousand dollar shopping spree. Enis was caught and prosecuted, causing him to lose his scholarship and have to forego his senior year to enter the NFL Draft. Fortunately, Enis was picked up by the Chicago Bears, but his record is forever tarnished. Most players in this situation don’t even make the pros leaving themselves with no degree and a tarnished image when applying for a job.
    Lady Yellow Jackets basketball star Carla Munnion commented that “We need clothes and spending money, too. If our parent’s don’t provide it, there is no way to get it.”
    This is often the case as a player’s parents wouldn’t have been able to send their kid to college without the scholarship in the first place. Players often wear their practice gear around school out of necessity and not glamour.
    In addition to this, players will learn how to manage their money so when they do get a job whether it be making one million in the NBA or fifty-thousand as a manager, they won’t squander their earnings. A player may be able to shoot a thirty foot jumper, but that doesn’t guarantee that he or she knows how to balance their checkbook or interview for a job.
    Lastly, some of the abuse of players will be taken away. Players draw in tons of money at basketball and football games but often don’t see any monetary perks that show how much they are a part of that. There is even a small chance that players may not leave as early jumping to the pros if they can make enough money working to sustain their family until graduation.
    Like all things in life, bad comes with good. There are some disadvantages to allowing athletes to work all year round. Some members of the NCAA Council have expressed concern that schools will use this as a recruiting advantage, guaranteeing “better” jobs at your school where “better” may mean no work for a lot of money via boosters.
    Ida Neal-Smith, the Assistant Athletic Director of NCAA Compliance here at Tech also noted that “Council members fear that this brings the booster back into the game. The jobs may serve as a front allowing boosters to give huge sums of money to players which is illegal. It is hard to monitor all the jobs given to all the players that we have and ensure that they are legal.”
    In addition to the passing of Proposition 62, other legislation is now on the drawing board that will affect student-athletes and their decision to work or not. The NCAA Council may pass a resolution increasing the value of a full grant-in-aid to the total cost of attendance. Currently a scholarship pays for tuition, dorm room, one hundred thirty-three dollars worth of books, a meal plan and fees. It does not pay for the estimated five-hundred dollars that a regular student spends while at school each quarter to keep himself going (i.e. soap, toothpaste, gas for a car, socializing, etc). The main crux of this new legislation would be to help pay for a student-athlete getting back and forth from home to school. Currently, institutions cannot pay for that so a student athlete has to find his own way home. If he or she lives in California or out of this country, that may be a formidable task without either working via Prop 62 or being given the money with this new resolution.
    The new Proposition 62 goes into effect on August 1998. It should be made clear that without it, players had the ability to work in the summer which some people may argue was enough.
    Realistically, a lot of players may not get a chance to work because of the rigorous schedules they endure every day during and after the season.
    Hopefully, the jobs players have will be legitimate, enhancing their skills and lives thus rewarding them for the all the great times that they give fans all over the world.

  • HuskerGirl

    the training table isnt open during the summer

  • Tburke1938

    RE: Info posted by T-Bone. It’s too sad there are so many dumas’s posting just to prove what limited lack of knowledge they have about going on.  Jerkwad doesn’t want to work ! He feels entitled. Right on T-Bone, thanks for the post !

  • Someone who knows

    Ha we are allowed to work. Plenty of us have internships, or work at places like Sid Dillion for the going rate. I worked at Abbot sports complex 2 summers ago along with others on the team. A former play VJ (Vajon Jackson Spelling?) runs sports camps there. I know a teammate that works for Kewitt. What we cant do is work football camps. that is all. As long as we are paid what a normal person is paid we are free to work. By the way what are your cousins names? Wouldn’t happen to be the Ruuds would it?

  • Someone who knows

    Ha we are allowed to work. Plenty of us have internships, or work at places like Sid Dillion for the going rate. I worked at Abbot sports complex 2 summers ago along with others on the team. A former play VJ (Vajon Jackson Spelling?) runs sports camps there. I know a teammate that works for Kewitt. What we cant do is work football camps. that is all. As long as we are paid what a normal person is paid we are free to work. By the way what are your cousins names? Wouldn’t happen to be the Ruuds would it?

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