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Nice, but we’re the cynical types who believe this just may be the NCAA’s way of saying: “Unionization? Here guys, forget about all that talk and have a salami sandwich, on the house.”
Five SEC Players Reportedly Received ‘Impermissable Benefits’ That Included Money To Buy A Bed, A Game Ticket And Hamburgers
Former Crimson Tide tackle D.J. Fluker is one of five SEC to have reportedly received impermissible benefits from NFL agents through an intermediary. Benefits like a place to sleep and things to eat. Details after the jump.
Nick Saban could just use his BCS Championship trophies as a recruiting pitch, because what says “come play football for us” better than three national championships in the last four years? Oh, money does.
“I can’t speak to why we entered into that enterprise, but it’s not appropriate for us, and we’re going to exit it.”
It’s no secret that multiple concussions suffered over a career can lead to long-term brain damage, but this is the first time we’ve seen this happen. Ryan Swope, a rookie wide receiver out of Texas A&M drafted in the sixth round this year by the Cardinals, has retired because of symptoms related to four concussions he suffered in college.
Last night, The Daily Show investigated the story of Joel Bauman, who was stripped of his wrestling eligibility by the NCAA for putting out a rap song on YouTube. Not surprisingly, other hypocrisies were exposed. See it after the jump.
Back in 2009, former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon led a group of athletes in filing an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA regarding the use of their likenesses in promotional materials. The suit was immediately recognized to have far-reaching implications for the NCAA – and thanks to some changes to the suit and a recent decision by a judge, the stakes are even higher.