Reply to "California Lawmakers Vote to Undo N.C.A.A. Amateurism"

Can someone name one superstar football or basketball player who did a full 4-years at their school in recent history? Basketball players are attending colleges in large part because of the NBA’s rules (superstar caliber players). The rest attend because they know they either need to fix holes in their game against the best competition available or they really do want an education. Either way, they are getting a full ride. Football players aren’t eligible for the draft out of HS, nor are they physically mature enough to play at the pro level at that age. A lot of posters on here from California sure have a different outlook on this that those from other states with no skin in the game. As it currently stands, there are players already being pushed to play at certain schools due to impermissible benefits coming from boosters...so is this really a valid argument? By legalizing the ability to earn, it allows it to be regulated...and perhaps we can get it right 90% initially. I just don’t see how everyone thinks there is no better option than the status quo. If any of our kids became the next Bryce Harper while in college (endorsement-wise) I am pretty sure we would all appreciate that windfall.

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