Andre Broussard/ Special to The Daily Advertiser / USA TODAY NETWORK
LSU coach Brian Kelly was in Destin, Florida on Tuesday for SEC Football Spring Meetings and spoke with the media regarding the issues with NIL. Per USAToday:
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"This has turned into a runaway train that has moved well past a student-athlete and is moving too fast toward a professional contract," Kelly said. "I don’t think that’s what the intention was. So we’re going to need some guidelines here before this gets thrown into Congress."

"I don’t think they want contracts," Kelly said. "I don’t think they want to be traded. I’m sure they don’t want to be cut. I’m sure they’re not going to like getting a call at 3 p.m. in the afternoon saying, ‘Hey, I don’t know but we traded you today to St. Bonaventure. Oh they don’t have a football team.’”

"Because if we go down that road, aren’t they really professionals?" Kelly said. "I’m a professional. I’m a professional in that respect. They’re student-athletes."
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tigerbite224 months
Just asking, as a student fan, we had salary caps and NO laundry money...cap was at $4-5 per hour..maximum of 15 hours per week...we were living large..lol
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tigerbite224 months
Do college football teams have salary caps??
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CeasarA29125 months
BK aint wrong.
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CovingtonTigre25 months
You don’t have to get paid & get traded Bri Bri
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I20goon25 months
Like all runaway trains the one thing you can not do is stand [static] in the way and hope to stop it. Either get out of the way or jump on board for the bumpy ride. My vote is to jump on board and build a super-class while the getting is good.
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mametoo25 months
He is absolutely correct.
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CharlesLSU25 months
It will have to burn to the ground before anything gets fixed.

Sadly, for that reason, im out.
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LSUTheodore25 months
Why be out? You only get one life dude enjoy LSU sports while you can! Don’t be on your death bed regretting all the baseball, football, and basketball titles LSU is about to have in the upcoming years!
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madddoggydawg25 months
Lmao no you're not.
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whoyodaddy25 months
If this continues as is, a rule should be enacted that the NIL player must compensate the enabling university the amount of his/her scholarship value.
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Geaux Guy25 months
The mob and gangs will inevitably get involved. I’m worried for the kids who have no idea what they got themselves in to.
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rob6225 months
If they continue with this there will be a draft and contracts with trades and cuts. You have to be pro or amateur and this is going to kill College Athletics. So be it.
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CanebreakCajun25 months
This crap will rein naturally. These boosters will soon get burnt by busts, kids who transfer and knuckleheads who get kicked off the team. They will stop paying as much and too so many kids.
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CanebreakCajun25 months
Reign in
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ElderTiger25 months
A&M will be a good test case to see if the pay-for-play model works.
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KAGTASTIC25 months
Glad he said it cause it doesn't look very good for the future of college sports. For goodness sake you have that Utx player that is driving around campus in a Lambo cause he signed an NIL deal with a local dealership. Who is paying his insurance, gas, and any lawsuits if he were to do something stupid in that car? At some point it's going to have schools/coaches vs advertisers, and will get messy when the kid needs to wear something or advertise somehow mid-game. They'll start repping their NIL deals during TD dances. Sad college athletics is getting ruined.
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rob6225 months
Also who owns the player? A Booster and his corporation. So who controls the player?
Man this is going to be unstable very soon.
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floyd1325 months
These kids should be paid but if money is a concern when the powers that be have to actually pay them just have a cap on what can be paid easy fix
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Bucktail125 months
No, these kids don’t have to be paid, they’re already getting a free education
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BLD25 months
Disagree Buck, many getting these crazy NIL deals is a means to an end because there is no pathway from HS to the NFL. It makes us feel good to say they get a free education. To many that’s not valuable to the recipient.
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MMauler25 months
They're not student athletes any longer. They're paid mercenaries going to the highest bidder. And A&M figured it before any other team did.
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FLObserver25 months
A&M figured it before any other team did. What are you talking about Jimbo said the didnt have to use NIL deals to get dem 5 stars lol.
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AM25 months
I wouldn't call them student athletes at this point
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Hangit25 months
If they are going to come up with contracts, written by attorneys, don't the kids need agents? Is that OK now?
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moontigr25 months
You can either accept it and get on board or you'll get left behind.
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BobABooey25 months
Not sure why you’re getting downvotes. Getting on board doesn’t mean you have to like it or not fight to change it but with each season you don’t participate, the further and further you’ll fall behind. No one’s going to pay big dollars to watch the LSU Ethical Tigers get humiliated every Saturday. No one.
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moontigr25 months
Exactly.
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CharlesLSU25 months
Nope. I’ll watch it burn from a distance…..then, at some point, I won’t care my longer and just go fishing.

Flying a collegiate flag is fading.
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Jabontik25 months
Traded to bowling green lol
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HarveyTunnel25 months
Anti sports forces have been undermining college football for several years. NIL and transfer portal are two nails for the coffin. Legal sports betting helps the destructive schema. Enjoy!
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Damathe25 months
Well said HT. Part of the same plan to undermine/change the entire USA into just another entity on the world stage. I would never have believed the citizens of America would ever let our Sports be affected but between the perfectly planned Virus - and the Courts - we are left with a no alternative Sports landscape and Country.
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TigerBlazer25 months
The courts… would those be the same courts that Republicans have stacked with conservative judges?
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OldMailman25 months
Or either the district ones that Obongo and the Libtards put in. Owned and operated by Soros and Killary.
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