More than a year after a torn ACL suffered in practice derailed his hopes of being a first-round draft pick, cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu continues to try to re-establish his football career.
The Browns have announced that Ekpre-Olomu has been released. He’ll now be subject to the waivers system. If he clears waivers, he’ll become a free agent.
Cut with the “non-football injury” designation, Ekpre-Olomu’s knee apparently has still not fully recovered from the December 2014 injury.
It’ll be interesting to see whether the 49ers make a claim for Ekpre-Olomu, given that coach Chip Kelly recruited Ekpre-Olomu to Oregon.
Ekpre-Olomu reportedly received $3 million from an insurance company as a result of the injury. Still, if he ends up having no NFL career, he will have lost a lot more than that.
But, no, there continue to be no valid reason for providing college football players fair compensation for the millions their efforts generate.