Because the NFL essentially requires it. And bc football isn't a global support, their only options are in the US, pretty much.
ok I get in the real world the NFL requires it. My question has to do with in general or in your ideal world, why should college athletes go to college before they play pro ball? (college baseball is the one exception) Would you be ok with college athletes who didn't get a degree and didn't have to go to classes?
what is the benefit of classes that probably aren't that difficult for a college athlete who will make his living playing a sport?
I'm with you 100%. I think if a player is good enough, he should be eligible to get drafted right out of HS if not sooner. Irrespective of the sport.
I'm not sure they realize the full capacity of what is about to happen. They will long for the days of full rides, housing paid for, food paid for education paid for.
If this takes place, and it has a domino effect around CFB, you can say good bye to everyone but the Big Boys.
Those with the most money, can negotiate the higher compensation.
This is bad.
Peter Sung Ohr was appointed Regional Director of the Chicago Regional Office (Region 13) in 2011. Mr. Ohr began his career with the NLRB in the Honolulu Sub-regional Office as a Field Attorney, where he worked from 1997 until 2005. In 2005, he was appointed Deputy Assistant General Counsel in the NLRB’s Division of Operations-Management.
The justices' unanimous ruling on the narrowest of grounds against the Obama administration could invalidate hundreds of decisions by the National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency at the center of this legal fight.
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