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Josh Brooks, Jere Morehead discuss impact of House V. NCAA settlement, what comes next for Georgia

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edited May 25 in Article commenting
imageJosh Brooks, Jere Morehead discuss impact of House V. NCAA settlement, what comes next for Georgia

GREENSBORO — On Thursday, the NCAA and the Power 5 conferences agreed to a settlement that will pay out $2.75 billion to former Division 1 athletes, while also paving the way for future revenue sharing with power conference schools and athletes.

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    Tom_BomadilTom_Bomadil Posts: 72 ✭✭✭ Junior

    "Student athletes." What a joke. Does not exist anymore.

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    Tom_BomadilTom_Bomadil Posts: 72 ✭✭✭ Junior

    The next step will be athletes not even having to attend classes anymore. It will be strictly getting paid.

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    1SICemDAWGS11SICemDAWGS1 Posts: 1,818 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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    Strictly professional athletes now, no more amateur status for college football players. And paying back pay to players from 9 years ago borders on insanity. But that's the National Corrupt Athletic Association for you, a true clown show.

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    saldivensaldiven Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ Junior

    What? This is the stuff the NCAA was formed to avoid and have been fighting against for years. The only reason they reached this settlement was because they were going to have their behinds handed to them if they went to trial.

    The entire basis of the NCAA was to keep college sports amateur. But, with how much money college football and men's college basketball have gotten over the last couple of decades, the players started feeling like they weren't getting a fair piece of the pie. Remember, the recent push for NIL and player compensation started with a class-action lawsuit by Ed O'Bannon in 2015 (or so) that the NCAA lost.

    After this, 19 different states (including 7 states with SEC schools) passed laws regarding player NIL rights while in college, bypassing NCAA regulations preventing players from financially benefiting from those rights while in school.

    The NCAA is over a barrel in this situation. This will likely end up with the NCAA ceasing to exist. And, before you say, "Good riddance," we have no idea what sort of organization might take its place. It's quite likely that non-revenue sports might die out entirely outside of non-varsity, student run club organizations. Favored traditional rivalries are almost certainly going to fall by the wayside as the new sports organizations jockey for profit; you see, they'll no longer have any argument to make that they are not-for-profit organizations like the NCAA has been. They'll almost certainly no longer be tax exempt, meaning revenue will become even more important.

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    Tom_BomadilTom_Bomadil Posts: 72 ✭✭✭ Junior

    It's all just insane. According to this settlement, players who sat on the bench for four years are now going to get paid for having done it. It sounds like each former player will share equally in the financial windfall. In all the greed and money grabbing, having an education paid for by the various schools is totally forgotten. What's a four year scholarship worth these days? Into six figures, for sure. The vast majority of college athletes will never see the NFL. Having an education paid for just might be a blessing down the road. But no one has even mentioned education. I have not seen one article do so.

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