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While on The Paul Finebaum Show this Friday, Louisiana-Monroe head coach Terry Bowden discussed NIL deals that allow players to receive luxurious cars and massive paydays...
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Originally published on TigerDroppings.com

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Properly compensated? Some of these players getting deals without ever playing a down of college football.
At least in the NFL is is performance based. Some of these kids out of High School are being paid abd have never played a down in college footba.
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NIL is allegedly more like a signing bonus, than performance-based.
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Did they not prove themselves in high school? How is that any different than a student getting good grades and top of their class? Answer it’s not and they bring more money in. You can debate how silly our society is for making athletes vastly more wealthy than other worthy careers, but that’s the world we live in. Stop acting like libtards getting involved in peoples’ money and who can earn what.
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Umm, it's no different than a first round bust getting paid millions of dollars.
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Have you noticed how college sports has joined the rest of planet banana republic peeling back the hidden mysteries and the creepy racketeering that is widespread in most everything in this realm? What time is the kickoff?
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Terry's been playing the NIL game for 30 years.
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He learned dat from his daddy when he was at FSU coaching the Noles
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No shite. The coaches getting all butthurt now that the kids are being properly compensated. Don’t give me the crap about “free education.” Why don’t we pay coaches in free education then? Nobody is losing out on money and college sports have been pro like for over 25 years and the curtain is just being ripped off. I can’t believe the pear clutching by all these coaches.
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The coaches are the ones who provide the education...
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*Pearl clutching

I’m not saying I enjoy it because I liked to pretend that college sports were wholesome but we all knew the bagmen behind the scenes and the cars being driven around. I remember seeing Jordan Jefferson and TM7 driving brand new cars. The amount of money being brought in by theses kids is insane and most will never sniff the pros. So why not cash in now why you actually have some leverage? If the top students get free scholarships, dorms, and some get paid money on top of it, why not the best athletes get a chance to make money off their likeness? And they bring in way more money than the best students. Billion dollar TV deals tells me there’s plenty of cash. One injury and you are done. Trust me, these kids would not be getting these deals if it wasn’t worth it to the schools. Joe Burrow had his jersey flying off the shelves and the school gets it all? I know that’s how it’s always been but would be nice for the money to go to the kids. I don’t get this big business love the schools get when all of us would hate it if we were in their shoes and doing nothing different.

Before NIL It’s like an unpaid internship but instead of being a nobody, you are the top salesman/lawyer/engineer/, not some kid getting coffee and grunt work.
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I tend to see it both ways. Yes, I do think players need to be paid. I also think they should be covered with insurance that covers them, at the least, while they're doing football related activities (whether that's spring practice, summer+fall practice, games, etc). Football is a rough game to play and too often, player's lose their careers, whether that be completely to injury or they get hurt bad enough to where they're never the same, ala Dorsey, Sonic Sam Montgomery, etc etc. Those 2 injuries still suck when thinking about the before and after types of players they were. Sonic Sam was a beast before the injury, but never was quite the same. Or, someone like Glenn Dorsey before him - that one still sucks too. That bitch from Auburn deserved to be on death row for that one.
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Anyways, kind of went on a tangent, back to regular scheduled programming... The other side of me also thinks that some of these players are getting paid way too much now. I think there needs to be a cap or something. The way it is now with just this wild west type of scenario isn't going to benefit the players in the long run, especially when some of the most money is going to kids straight from high school, of which many will flame out in college going against the tougher competition. Because you can bet your arse there's still "$100 dollar handshakes" ($100k now days). I just think a lot of these kids are too immature to handle that kind of money at that age, but I guess that's why the coaches get paid so much. Not trying to sound messed up or anything, but a lot of football players come up in poor environments. It's just reality when you give most immature kids - who have never had anything - a crap ton of money before he even has to work for it and before he even accomplishes anything (especially if there's maturity issues as well), that's a recipe for disaster. I guarantee you we'll start seeing more players get in to more trouble for things that you would see once every few years before. I've witnessed and dealt with it first hand. When a player is used to being a star and getting all the attention from basically middle school up until college and then they go to college and fall flat on their face (usually because they're not used to putting in the effort it requires since before, they were just bigger, faster, stronger and more talented) you'll see often times they tend to turn towards things that aren't in the best interest of their futures. They start to feel lonely and struggle they're not the talk of town any longer. And some, they'll want to try and regain some of that back and they also want to turn that 50k they have left from NIL into 100k and feel a little more secure. That can lead down are dangerous path for some of them.

Anyways, I've just kind of rambled on, but the point was to say I see it both ways. I think the players generate way too much net income for these universities to only receive an education, that if we're honest, many will either never complete or never use. But I also don't understand why there can't be some guidelines to it. Why the hell did the NCAA leave it up to each state's lawmakers. It's like they've just completely given up now and are actively wanting and giving people reasons to hate them.
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He's right
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He’s right you know.
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CJ Stroud at Ohio St. apparently he switched the Bentley in for a G-wagon
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I still don’t understand how athletes go broke
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Lot's of rich people go broke. Not just athletes.
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Who is Terry Bowden? Why do we care what a coach at a crap school thinks?
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How old are you?
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Clown. Man has been an HC for 35 years and his shite knows more about football than you. Show some respect.
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Are you about 14, 15?
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He mad
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Tru dat. Which QB is driving a Bentley though? I heard about the player at utx driving the Lambo, but not a Bentley kid yet.
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CJ Stroud at Ohio St. apparently he switched the Bentley in for a G-wagon.
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CJ Stroud at Ohio St. apparently he switched the Bentley for a G-wagon.
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CJ Stroud at Ohio St. apparently he switched the Bentley for a G-wagon.
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