NIL deals becoming more absurd


The oddly ironic part of all of this is that eventually there will be restrictions and guidelines in place. Schools will transgress the guidelines and receive sanctions.

And ladies and gentlemen, we’re back to square one.

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Yep you want to get the top players,better open up the pocketbooks bc if not,somebody else will! and it’s legal now,so lets do it!!

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This quote in your article needs to be turned into the IRS:

“A non-profit company in Austin, Texas, has promised Longhorns’ scholarship offensive linemen $50,000 each in the future”.

It is either an illegal expense for a non-profit company, or the school is accepting it as a “general donation” and distributing it according to how the “booster”, under the table, directed them, which would be an NCAA violation. And, that also would cause the school to be a party to fraudulent charity donations if they gave the company erroneous charity donation paperwork.

It’s everywhere so if it’s not legal, it’s known.

Are you saying it’s everywhere using non-profit companies? I don’t know what that non-profit’s legitimate advertising budget has been in the past, but if it suddenly triples, it could certainly put the company’s non profit status in jeopardy. If the company’s books show just a “donation” to the school, then both the school and the company could have a problem if all those funds make it to those players under the table.

I’m saying the news about the Austin, Texas non-profit is out there.

Oh, ok, I misunderstood what you meant. I hope that gets caught by the IRS.

Exactly, better come up with the money because like I said somebody else sure as heck will.

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And have.

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I generally respect your opinions, but am I hearing you advocate being sure we don’t miss out on being part of the problem and the continuing corruption of college sports?

Except square one now includes legal payments to athletes.

It’s like the wild, wild West- now we all have guns. You better or stay home. Think, Indiana Jones in ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’(1981) facing the big dude with the big sword- Indy simply pulls out his gun and shoots the dude. The old, ‘don’t bring a knife to a gunfight’ brought to the big screen. As SF mentioned-in the new world, payments (guns) are legal. Don’t leave home without it- I don’t.

I have never been in favor of paying the athletes because there’s no way to do it fairly but since they’ve made this legal to do we better start trying to stay up with our competition as far as giving these NIL opportunities

My general thought all these years is that if Texas and Texas A&M are doing it something stinks and something is unfair or illegal. Let’s watch and see where our portal guys end up and then we might know a little more about those stories too.
I am in favor of following the law, but if those schools and LSU and Miami are doing it it is either right on the outer edge of the law or over the line.
Honestly I am for the players, but this combined with the portal as it is now I hate with a passion.

Fair point.

If college football is going to be pro football then they should at least try to make it similar to the NFL.

The NFL has a number of things in place to try and create parity. Free agency limits, draft order , caps etc. As an example Free agency can’t start until a certain year if rookie rights are retained. Why can’t college teams decide how many they get to keep below a certain number?

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All of those things are collectively bargained with the players union. There is no college players union. Yet. I think it’s headed in that direction.

That is correct but my point is that the owners have collective power as well. In the current college scenario the colleges have none with the current transfer portal situation and recruiting context.

I don’t care how much money a player makes for marketing and neither does the nfl because it has little impact on where a player plays. In college it probably makes all the difference in the future if the differences are big enough.

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There basically is no one governing college football. NCAA enforces recruiting rules but it wouldn’t be the one negotiating such an agreement with the nonexistent players union.

However, the new NCAA constitution could open the way for the football playing schools to self-govern, perhaps an expansion of the current CFP association which is essentially the FBS. The CFP schools could then set limits in bargaining with the union-to-be.