First Top College Player Leaving Early to Join XFL

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Dangermode, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. VondyP

    VondyP Undisputed 2QBeaver Champion

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    competition is always good, ncaa has had no real alternative for a long time and they abused tf out of that fact. im hopeful the xfl sticks around
     
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  2. Dee

    Dee Pro Bowler

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    Brandon Jennings did that back in like 08’

    Was a top 5 HS recruit, skipped college and went to play professionally for a team in Italy, made some money and got drafted top 10 the next year
     
  3. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    Because the XFL isn't anything different than talking college football which also goes into this area (and has a lot more influence on the NFL than the XFL ever will).
     
  4. steverife

    steverife Pro Bowler

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    A few others have with less success, too.

    ...but this will be the first year where multiple potential top picks did it. And I think that might create some momentum.
     
  5. HurrayTitans!

    HurrayTitans! Pro Bowler

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    Saw that chad Johnson tweeted that he is trying out for the Houston Roughnecks. As Kicker.
     
  6. RTH

    RTH Meh...

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    Colleges might start paying student athletes with this as competition .
     
  7. The Hammer

    The Hammer Ace Degenerate

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    Cool, hope it lasts. It is in everyone's best interest for this to work.
     
  8. The Hammer

    The Hammer Ace Degenerate

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    They might do that anyway lol

    Or, at least stop prohibiting players from getting sponsors. I believe there are state legislatures working on forcing the NCAA (at least for schools in their state) to lighten up.

    The power conferences could also split off and create their own CAA.

    It is not power programs who do not want players to get paid. These rules come from the majority of schools that are not big programs.
     
  9. RTH

    RTH Meh...

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    They might start, but they're still debating it... something like this, competition, might strengthen or force the issue.
     
  10. VondyP

    VondyP Undisputed 2QBeaver Champion

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    The NCAA people already agreed to let students get paid for their likenesses. They just haven't actually decided on the rule yet.
     
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