Thursday, August 10, 2006

Sports Law: NCAA

The NCAA always intrigues me with their rules and restrictions. As reported by another blogger, apparently it's ok to have an agent representing a college player negotiating a pro contract as long as the agent is acting as a "family advisor". But if the same player gets a work study job at $5.15 an hour, that's a violation of NCAA rules and he can lose his eligibility to compete.

ETA: Retitled the post since I ended up writing less about contracts that expected. As for the NCAA issue mentioned, check out this article from ESPN. There's a vast difference between boosters paying kids to play and a roommate's dad underwriting the rent. Unless you're the NCAA--then the boosters get invited to cocktail parties and the kid nearly loses the chance to play college sports.


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