You still buy into the false narrative that college football is played by amateurs?
For the most part, sure. Coaches and the NCAA have actually done a good job keeping agents out of college football. How do you do that if you allow thousands of dollars for "autographs"?
I'm sure kids are gettting benefits under the current system, but things change dramatically when you start talking 5 or 6 figures.
Allowing players to earn money makes it less likely they would throw games or shave points.
Not when they is no payscale and players only make money from their image or autographs.
If some unscrupulous person wants to pay a player to throw a game how does the autograph thing play into it at all? That money would be paid under the table either way. Paying off players to throw a game can happen under the current system.
I'm saying the media/fan speculation that would come with "autograph payments" would be unbearable. Then you also have to worry about protecting these athletes when they are thrown big dollars.
This post was edited on 8/5 at 9:33 am