Notre Dame Opts Out Of New NCAA Football Video Game, Says Athletes Should Get Paid
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Earlier this month, EA Sports announced their first college football game since 2013. One school who will not be participating is Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish believes athletes should be paid for their likeness...
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At the moment, NCAA rules prohibit players from selling their NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) rights while they're still in school.

But, Notre Dame says they won't cooperate with EA Sports until there's a plan in place for Fighting Irish athletes to be compensated fairly.

"Notre Dame athletics welcome the return of EA Sports college football, the video game series that has historically helped promote interest in college football," AD Jack Swarbrick said.

"Notre Dame will not, however, participate in the game until such time as rules have been finalized covering the participation of our student-athletes."

The statement continued, "As those rules are developed, it is our strong desire that student athletes be allowed to benefit directly from allowing their name, image and performance history to be used in the game."

ND head coach Brian Kelly also weighed in -- saying, "We are here to support our student-athletes."

"Much like we have empowered our players when it comes to providing a platform to speak on racial inequalities & social issues that are important to them, we must support them when it comes to NIL & the work that still needs to be done."

Filed Under: NCAA Football
Originally published on TigerDroppings.com

Comments

18 Comments
Say what you want. But they just threw their weight around to give themselves a shitload of street Credit with recruits they didn't have before. Notice they're not offering to come out of pocket to put their money where their mouth is though. But lets be honest, people are too dumb to see the forest for the trees.
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Its called a scholarship! They are being paid. Does ND give them a cut on the gameday programs because they are in there? Do they give a slice of the pie to the players on the cups at the concession? Is ND currently paying the player whos number is currently in production on a jersey and for sale? These student athletes are well taken care of overall.
Reply9 days
Notre Dame sucks.
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One day Notre Dame will learn that it isn't the 1920's anymore and their current rep on a national basis is on par with Indiana.
Reply9 days
What conference will Notre Dame will align itself with this coming year to play football? The SWAC?
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The only reason to put them in the game is to schedule them and kick their arse... maybe they are tired of being the national whipping boy.
Reply9 days
another reason to dislike ND. Do military personnel get paid royalties from call of duty? the players on EA NCAA are fictitious characters.
Reply9 days
TFH
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Honest question, are real military personnel featured on CoD? I haven’t had a console since the original PS
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Notre Dame opts out of the College Football Playoff every time it has an opportunity to play. Every single time.
Reply9 days
Frick Notre Dame
Reply9 days
Nobody wants to play ND Dynasty anyway
Reply9 days
I mean, do they have players that would be used?
Reply9 days
More like Notre Dame wanted their own slice of the pie and EA said no thanks.
Reply9 days
They’re so smug
Reply9 days
They keep finding ways to make themselves more and more irrelevant on a national scale. It's really like watching a train wreck in slow motion over the past 30 years or so.
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From what I read, EA isn’t even using current rosters or numbers, and they’re not including a way to edit rosters or share them. They will just have the teams, so....
Reply9 days
Norte dame sucks. Nobody plays dynasty mode with them anyway. Just make sure that Wyoming, Ga Southern, and Army are there so i can start my coaching career as an oc at one of those schools.
Reply9 days
Well, that's the end of that. It was fun to talk about while it lasted.
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