List of college players skipping bowl games reaches 10

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We’re now into the double digits of college football players who have decided not to play their bowl games, instead preparing for the NFL draft.

Minnesota offensive tackle Donnell Greene is the latest to make the announcement that he’s not playing in his team’s bowl game. Greene said he has already hired an agent, so that ends his NCAA eligibility.

Other players who have decided not to play in their bowl games are North Carolina State wide receiver Kelvin Harmon, Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry, South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel, Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver, Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary, LSU cornerback Greedy Williams, Iowa tight end Noah Fant, North Carolina State linebacker Germaine Pratt and Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill.

As recently as a couple years ago, when Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette sat out their bowl games, college players skipping bowls was considered unusual, and often came with heavy criticism. But this year it has come to be expected that NFL draft prospects aren’t going to risk an injury that could cost them millions of dollars just so they can play for free in the Weed Wacker Bowl.

Perhaps that’s because some very good college players, including Jaylon Smith and Jake Butt, have suffered serious injuries in bowl games that adversely affected their draft prospects. Perhaps it’s because college coaches treat bowl games as unimportant, often quitting on their teams before their bowls to go take a more lucrative job. Or perhaps we’re all just coming to accept the reality that football is a business, and players — even “amateur” players — are entitled to make business decisions.

82 responses to “List of college players skipping bowl games reaches 10

  1. “so they can play for free in the Weed Wacker Bowl.”
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    Well, it’s not free, it’s just not the type of compensation that their perceived projected talent is in line with.

  2. Good!! No need to be playing all these bowl games anyways. I’m behind any player sitting out protecting their health before the combine/draft. Money grab free future practices stand alone single meaningless games are all for the university and detrimental to the players moving to the next level where they actually get paid.

  3. Ed Oliver took off the last few games of 2018. I remember watching him in the Hawaii Bowl, and saw nothing special, either that or the Fresno State linemen were underrated.

  4. Honest question: So if players can decide to skip the last game of the year, can’t they decide to sit out their last regular season game? How about the one before that, too? Where does it end? I understand the realities of money, career, etc. but I find it sad that players desert their teams, and the colleges that gave them their opportunities and a free education, at the last minute. Injuries are part of football. They could just as easily get injured at the combine… maybe better skip that. They might get injured in their first NFL practice… maybe better sit that out, too. Maybe better not play at all and just get a job with their degree if they’re so worried about injury.

  5. Play or repay this year’s college tuition. I don’t see any other alternative. I’m so sick of these greedy players who have no problem taking a scholarship to advance their careers but fail to fulfill their obligations to that team.

  6. I don’t blame the players one bit. These players have zero responsibility to the colleges. Those schools are not gonna be paying their salaries in the future, so why should the players risk injuring themselves and losing out on potential pro dollars? It’s not like the schools will take up the slack if a player gets hurt and can’t pursue a pro career because of that injury. No player owes anything to a college. The schools get more than their pound of flesh out of these players, and the biggest schools make millions from the sweat of these “student-athletes” while providing relatively little in return.

  7. electricboogalo says:
    December 7, 2018 at 3:55 pm
    Good for them. The NCAA is a racket.

    TRUE…The NCAA uses it’s athletes, the balance is unfair to them. The NCAA needs a huge overhaul.

  8. If (highly paid) coaches jumping to other programs before bowl games is and has been standard in College Football, why wouldn’t players protect themselves by skipping them? If the person “leading” you is out the door for a few more bucks before the bowl game, a player is potentially harming themselves by not considering skipping a bowl game as well.

    The double standard needs to be erased. Coaches are treated as some different untethered entity while players are held to a strict perception of turning on their team or selfish.

    The NCAA can actually solve that issue (they wont but they can) by implementing a Hiring Freeze from contracted coaches until after the season (either the entire College season or that specific teams season). Let coaches coach the team they’ve led all season, possibly encourage profile players to play by example, and everybody seemingly wins.

    Do the coaches really need a few weeks with their dormant program over the holidays anyway when they can coach out their team and start fresh in January? Until they fix that, no wonder why so many players are eager to sit it out. If the coach can bail, why can’t the players?

  9. Let’s just jump to the punch line and eliminate all bowl games entirely. I mean, it’s going to happen eventually. It might take 15-20 years but every year more and more players will sit out to protect themselves. Borderline prospects will also start sitting out because they’ll be advised that it will create better optics for their situations – that it will make it look like if they’re sitting out, they must be an NFL prospect. That in turn will get people talking which will create a media “buzz” and that buzz may influence someone into drafting him… wash, rinse, repeat. Once the first borderline sits then a second will and so on and so on and so on. It’s inevitable, so let’s just keep everybody from the pain of watching these water downed games and pull the plugs on them now. Just trying to save everybody time.

  10. hippstuff – ain’t nothing free about the “free education.” The high level players who have managed to make it relatively healthy through 3+ years of college ball have put in blood, sweat and tears, and earned millions for their school.

    Since the schools and the NCAA have been doing business with college players for decades, I suspect their scholarship contracts have built in protections if a player bails out earlier than anticipated. I don’t have any concerns for the schools at all (at least the schools participating in the bowls).

  11. Doesn’t bother me at all as a fan who saw Denzel Ward skip the Cotton bowl against USC. I don’t blame these guys one bit for skipping an exhibition game.

  12. Fournette is a bust. Can’t catch, catch run to the outside, poor vision, needs wide open holes to make an impact and his pass protection is meh. Never saw the hype around him and perhaps we need to start questioning exactly what Coughlin has accomplished as the main personnel guy in Jacksonville. Overpaid Bortles, overdrafted Fournette and missed out on Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes.

  13. I can’t blame the players. The core reality of college sports is that football and basketball players generate literally billions of dollars in revenue for the NCAA, schools, the networks, and local businesses and yet they barely see a figurative penny for their efforts. Yes, they get an education, I understand. But that education represents less than 2 percent of the overall revenue they generate. The bottom line is that these kids (often from impoverished homes) are financially exploited from day one by the collegiate athletic industry. So they are well within their rights to skip a meaningless bowl game to protect themselves.

  14. Just so I understand everything, these kids have a “loyalty” to their team and school because the school gives them an education? And they are meant to sacrifice their potential earnings down the road playing in a meaningless exhibition? Do we hold the academic scholarship kids to the same standard? A kid is really smart and gets a job offer for $500K a year doing whatever, do we expect him to say “no I owe it to my professor and this illustrious school to get my degree.” Come on, why are these kids held to such a high standard? Because as fans we have this delusion that you put team above everything else? That is unfair to these kids. I agree if they skip games in the playoffs that is one thing but a stupid exhibition game, come on get real.

  15. While I don’t love it, I will not argue against a player protecting his future interests. Now, we only see a smaller number that do this because some of the guys may need to play that bowl game to get a little more film to try to convince teams. And, so far, it only extends to outgoing seniors. But, will you eventually see underclassmen sitting out “meaningless” bowl games even when they plan to return to school the next season? Or, choosing to have a “minor” surgery or procedure done that just so happens to keep them out of the bowl game? But, unless there is some kind of relatively cheap injury insurance the players can take out (or have the NCAA cover for them), I don’t see the trend stopping.

  16. Good for them…those coaches sell that rah rah bs…they gave you 3 or 4 years and that’s enough.

  17. Minnesota offensive tackle Donnell Greene is not going to play in a bowl game because he’s hired an agent and plans to play in the NFL? I’m a Gophers fan and I’ve never even heard of the guy. He has about as much chance of playing in the NFL as I do.

  18. Everyone and everything involved in college football treats this as a business, so why not the players. I don’t blame them one bit for any of this. I’m sick of hearing about these multi-millionaire college head coaches that abandon their programs at the first hint of a bigger offer. What happens to the players they recruited to those schools? Oh, they get to sit for a year if they try to transfer out of the program they were recruited to.

  19. To put this into perspective, one of my fellow LSU fans has a serious problem with Greedy Williams skipping the bowl game. That’s fine and all, and I’m not here to hate on them, but when I asked them about Leonard Fournette skipping several years ago they said well that’s different. Truthfully it’s not. Leonard was a top 10 pick much like Greedy will be, they both play very different positions, but if either tears an Achilles in a worthless game then they are the ones losing out. Do I condone it? Not really, but they are entering a business and you have to take advantage of every caveat you have because the NFL will be trying to screw you over every chance that they get. So while I’m not a fan of it happening, I get it. Regardless of what these players decide to do I wish them the best in their future careers.

  20. Good, it’s the sensible decision.

    People against this I’ll never understand. You have to put yourself first and look after your own future and career before anything else. If that means ‘letting down your team’ then so be it. They’ve got bigger things to care about if they’ve made it this far

  21. I enjoy the fact that for a period of time there are all kinds of games on all day, but I can see where a guy wouldn’t want to ruin NFL prospects for a meaningless game.

  22. kcflake says:
    December 7, 2018 at 4:45 pm
    If I were an NFL GM, I would have a tough time drafting a guy that didn’t play in his college teams bowl game.

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    You’d have an even tougher time drafting a high-ranked prospect that suffers a serious injury that disallows him from playing in what would have been his rookie season, eh.

    In the meantime, funny isn’t it, how NFL owners bilk taxpayers, many of whom don’t even care about their local teams, all in the name of “the community,” that’s out of one side of their mouths, then out of the other side ticket prices, PSLs, concessions, parking, etc. are all exorbitant and way out of whack with par otherwise, and it’s a business.

    Funny, I own a business, and I don’t recall being able to tap taxpayers for financing on my operating equipment, etc.

    What about college coaches making millions? You apparently think that’s fine when the only reason why they can make that much because of the playe…., oh pardon me, the students that they’re coaching.

    Frankly, if I were an NFL GM, I think I’d consider someone that baled on his bowl game for fear of injury as being rather smart, since once he gets to the NFL he’ll be paid, whether he gets hurt or not.

    UNLIKE IN COLLEGE!

  23. lebrickie says:
    Play or repay this year’s college tuition. I don’t see any other alternative. I’m so sick of these greedy players who have no problem taking a scholarship to advance their careers but fail to fulfill their obligations to that team.
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    Couldn’t agree with you more! These guys are going on to get paid big bucks in the NFL then they can pay back the tuition. If they wash out and don’t get drafted then they can sell concessions at the school’s football field the next fall to work it off.

  24. kcflake says:
    December 7, 2018 at 4:45 pm
    If I were an NFL GM, I would have a tough time drafting a guy that didn’t play in his college teams bowl game.

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    I would have a harder time drafting a guy with a torn ACL. Players that have sat out don’t look any less motivated at the next level.

  25. I’m no fan of the college bowl system, but just from a pure sportsmanship point of view I don’t like players bailing on their team like that. They’re abandoning all their other teammates. They’re quitting right when their friends and fellow warriors need them most, and they’re doing it for selfish reasons. I get the risk of injury, but you accept that risk when you put on that uniform.

  26. BuckyBadger says:
    December 7, 2018 at 4:55 pm
    kcflake says:
    December 7, 2018 at 4:45 pm
    If I were an NFL GM, I would have a tough time drafting a guy that didn’t play in his college teams bowl game.

    ——-

    I would have a harder time drafting a guy with a torn ACL. Players that have sat out don’t look any less motivated at the next level.

    Bucky Badger wins today I say!

  27. lebrickie says:
    December 7, 2018 at 3:58 pm
    Play or repay this year’s college tuition. I don’t see any other alternative. I’m so sick of these greedy players who have no problem taking a scholarship to advance their careers but fail to fulfill their obligations to that team.

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    elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    December 7, 2018 at 4:09 pm
    Make them payback their scholarship money when they get their pro contract!

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    Really, you don’t see any other alternative?

    You guys good at math? If so, add up paltry amount of tuition paid out, for all scholie players, then subtract that from the millions upon millions that the coaching staff gets, often with the head-coach alone getting many millions, then what the school gets, and see what the difference is.

    Then perhaps see if any other “alternatives” come to mind.

  28. Kinda like Le’Veon Bell and Earl Thomas “not wanting to risk injury when not being paid what they’re worth.” While these college players opting to skip their bowl games may not be technically violating the terms of their scholarship contract, the argument they are at least violating the spirit of the deal has merit.

  29. Have to say I’m not a fan of this practice, but it is already very much in professional sports, too; just in a different form. Just like you all, I’ve noted more and more players not honoring the last year(s) of their contracts. Where do you draw the line? Want a GM to pay you millions for 4+ years when you just quit early on your last contract? At some point, someone is going to have to draw a line and stick to it (Steelers).

  30. The players that are sitting out are sure draft picks…
    I like that they are doing this… it gives the guy backing that player up the extra chance to showcase their talent for scouts.

  31. none of these players will be drafted by the pats

    millennials are snowflakes

    =========================================

    I am pretty sure first round NFL players are literally Snowflakes..

  32. Money will ruin everything, eventually.

    This game is getting to be so much about the paycheck that in a few years, it will be about as interesting as going to watch someone work in an office.

  33. this year Nick Bosa decided against rushing back from his injury to help Ohio State in the bowl season to just focus on draft prep for the combine.
    He also withdrew from school. So… he wasn’t even pretending to be a “student-athlete” at the end… LOL !!!

  34. The Keener Observer says:
    December 7, 2018 at 5:15 pm
    Kinda like Le’Veon Bell and Earl Thomas “not wanting to risk injury when not being paid what they’re worth.”

    LOL !!! Bell was being paid 14.55 MILLION for one year !!!

  35. Most of the negative comments on the player and scholarships must not understand what the cost of the scholarship, room and board equals. They also don’t understand how much the college is making on every game. The power 5 tv rights alone for the worst team cover all of that conferences scholarships. Why play and risk loss of future income? If you are a top talent the school has already made the cost of your scholarship back by you jr., Sr. Year many times over. If you are projected in the later rounds you may not get drafted if injured.

  36. coachnemo59 says: “Just so I understand everything, these kids have a “loyalty” to their team and school because the school gives them an education?”
    =========================

    No, loyalty to their TEAMMATES that played hard to make them look good to NFL GMs.
    Guys that won’t get a sniff of the NFL – guys that blocked and opened up the running lanes, guys that stayed after practice to catch extra balls from an QB that needed more reps, guys who did the dirty work on the line so the LB had a free run at the QB sack.

    Or the loyalty to their position coaches that taught them the techniques to be great and recognized by NFL scouts. High school kids are just raw, athletic talent. These coaches spent countless hours developing that raw talent into useful and effective skills.

    And there’s nothing wrong with loyalty to the school that gave them a platform to display their talents. Every week millions watch the school which provides valuable publicity – you think Nick Bosa doesn’t benefit from the hype playing for Ohio St. instead of Valparaiso University?

  37. Skipping most bowls will be forgiven.
    But if the bowl game is one of the playoff bowls, and they don’t try to help their school win a National Championship, that’s unacceptable.

  38. Wow just think the NCAA gets to save giving 10
    college players 10 less x-boxes or PlayStations.
    Think about it now the NCAA will now make
    One billion plus approximately 2500 more dollars
    ( estimated cost of Xbox 250 …a little high)
    that will pay for half a dinner for some NCAA bigwigs
    dinner at the championship series.

  39. Considering the 6-6 Minnesota Goofers don’t deserve to be in a bowl game, it’s understandable one of their players would sit out. He’s probably sick of the guilt by association.

  40. Erm…. So what’s your honest question?

    Honest question: So if players can decide to skip the last game of the year, can’t they decide to sit out their last regular season game? How about the one before that, too? Where does it end? I understand the realities of money, career, etc. but I find it sad that players desert their teams, and the colleges that gave them their opportunities and a free education, at the last minute. Injuries are part of football. They could just as easily get injured at the combine… maybe better skip that. They might get injured in their first NFL practice… maybe better sit that out, too. Maybe better not play at all and just get a job with their degree if they’re so worried about injury.

  41. Its a win win. Players who having earning potential get a chance to focus on that over a meaningless bowl game. The team wins because with that player position leaving you get a feel for their backups who are returning next year or a senior gets more PT to help their draft chances.

  42. Well it’s either the players tell you they’re not playing or you get Julius Peppers attempt to play, his last game for North Carolina vs. Auburn in the 2001 Peach Bowl, I have a friend who played for Auburn and from the sideline he could hear Peppers after every play he was on the field yelling, “Easy guys I got bank waiting for me” couldn’t blame him he was picked 2nd in the draft but my buddy and the rest of the team razzed him all game long. Peppers made it VERY clear he wanted no part of any contact……”Easy guys I got bank waiting for me” LOL & 16 years later he’s still playin ball……

  43. You know who won’t sit out a game when their teammates are counting on them? True professionals with integrity, players with “heart”, “gamers”. I understand that the players get so close to their dreams and do not want to risk it but where does that mindset begin or end? If they have a great year but are not eligible should they sit out the next year so they don’t get hurt? Is it OK for a player on Alabama to skip playing (read: quit) before the playoffs start? How about a NFL player in a contract year when his team is eliminated from playoff contention? I’m certain I am in the minority here but I think football players should play football rather than fear a freak injury. I thought that’s what insurance policies were for. The concept is no different than a cop refusing to respond quickly to a call because his retirement is next week, or a soldier slacking off because he goes home soon, a surgeon refusing a specific patient for personal reasons (think Dr. Strange movie). How many of you people that support the players sitting would approve of those scenarios? Save the “they don’t get paid” BS. That contract they are eyeballing is completely due to the opportunity given them by the football program they are abandoning.

  44. Ya you cant blame these guys except I thing a lot of them are learned how to take plays off and to pretend injuries when they are faced with a tough opponent who may make them look bad. Gary went missing in a lot of games and he got hurt kind of in the early parts of OSU game when he was being handled by the OSU o line/
    Anyone who drafts him is getting a Perry, a guy who is injured often and takes a lot of plays off just because/ Totally overated IMHO

  45. When was the last time you saw a college coach, other than say Dabo Swinney do a kid a solid in college ball?

  46. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    December 7, 2018 at 4:09 pm
    Make them payback their scholarship money when they get their pro contract !

    Because why? Once they get through the regular season and conference stuff, there is no point in risking catastrophic injury just for a useless bowl game (unless they are in the playoff). They’ve already given what they agreed to. As with a student in any other area of the school, they need to make the most thoughtful decision, as it pertains to their career.

  47. gadgetking2010 says:
    December 7, 2018 at 5:28 pm
    this year Nick Bosa decided against rushing back from his injury to help Ohio State in the bowl season to just focus on draft prep for the combine.
    He also withdrew from school. So… he wasn’t even pretending to be a “student-athlete” at the end… LOL !!!

    Brilliant choice when you’re going to be a top 5 pick. As a Buckeye, it sucked to see what that did to the team. But, I give the kid credit for making a very thoughtful decision and wish him all the best.

  48. “Just so I understand everything, these kids have a “loyalty” to their team and school because the school gives them an education? ”

    Sorry, this cracked me up when you think about how many more non-athlete alumni there are out there that show fierce loyalty to a school that THEY PAID to go to 🙂

  49. Well now that there is a playoff system, bowl games are meaningless. No one needs to beat team X to get crowned champ in a poll anymore. Why risk it.

  50. If Brian Kelly can skip a bowl game, then no indentured servant player should think twice about doing the same.

    There are only 3 postseason bowl games that matter now anyway.

  51. The NCAA, and namely ESPN, have completely watered down the bowl games. We now have 38 of them, 20 years ago there were half that number. Going to a bowl game is nothing special anymore. I don’t blame these guys for not wanting to play in a meaningless game. Woohoo! You went 6-6, here’s a trip to Boise to play in a meaningless game!

  52. I would never recommend someone who is considered ANY kind of draft pick to play in a bowl game. The NCAA has already pimped out your career making billions off of your careers and then they want to trot the prize hogs of the national fair out on the field for one more showing when THEY are risking injury? HELL TO THE NO. Sitting out bowl games tells me those are smart and good players. Those whoms last games are bowl games and play probably wouldn’t have gotten drafted high and need a good showing so they get in the draft.

  53. The greatest players don’t skip a football game because they fear getting injured…The greatest players play because they love the game…the ones that skip games don’t love the game…they just love money…i dunno about you guys, but I’d rather take a player who loves the game insteada money…

  54. Nick Bosa took the whole season off, and he’s likely to be the number one pick. It really doesn’t matter. The Bowl games are just part of the Holidays. Besides, it used to be the Rose Bowl, The Orange Bowl, Gator Bowl, Cotton Bowl, and maybe a couple others. Now there are 99 bowl games. It’s watered down so much it just doesn’t matter anymore. If it matters enough for the players to want to play, they’ll play. I’m not walking in their shoes. I’m getting ready for Christmas. That’s what I care about. Me. That’s what everyone cares about. To me, the best story of this NFL season is Jaylon Smith. He’s back to 100%, or really close to it.

  55. kcflake says:
    December 7, 2018 at 4:45 pm
    If I were an NFL GM, I would have a tough time drafting a guy that didn’t play in his college teams bowl game.
    ////////////////////////////////
    What if you were a top 10 prospect; would you risk it all to play in the “Cheez-It Bowl?” Now, if we are talking College Playoffs I’d probably feel the same, but everything up until the Jan 1 games are glorified exhibitions games, especially if you come from a good program that was competing for a spot in one of them. One of the smaller bowls isn’t a great consolation prize.

    I also remember the Jaylon Smith injury, it was brutal…it has taken him like 3 years to get back to 100%. It may seem like an insult to the school that believed in them, but it is understandable, given how much is at stake.

  56. I’d love to see one of these alt-leagues frame themselves as a true 18-24 D league, where players get pay & benefits, with NFL rules so they’re prepared to step in and play.
    The colleges would fight it, but they would have to pay up or lose all their talent. Imagine, no more whining about favoritism or non-con schedules, no more hypocrisy about “education”, just pure football with the best of the best prospects.

  57. seriously… some of you idiots are piping in with the get off my lawn guy pay the scholarship money back okay how about win the NC 2A pays all the players their money that they generate for the school and the NC 2A you can’t have it both ways watching the year when Jake butt and Jaylon Smith both lost Millions because of playing in meaningless games put the tinfoil-hat down set on the table walk away and try to find your clue

  58. I see both sides of the argument. When it really becomes an issue will be when it’s not the Weed Wacker Bowl that’s skipped but the BCS Championship Game, which is still an exhibition. When a star player in the national championship game who everyone knows is a top five pick says “Meh. I don’t need to risk injury like Willis McGahee. Good luck, team. C ya.”

    And remember, NFL players don’t get paid for playoff games (except the Super Bowl). Are those exhibitions? I know it’s a crappy comparison, but people are using the “it’s only an exhibition game” excuse. People will say, but the NFL guys get paid to play. To which I would say, not for playoff games.

    Again, I see both sides of the argument.

    P.S. I hate when coaches leave before a team’s bowl game. The NCAA has to fix this. Like a previous poster said, have a hiring freeze until ALL bowl games are finished. That way even if a coach “quits”, he can’t be hired by someone else. Any violation results in the “death” penalty for the new team. It’s a tough issue to resolve, but something has to be done.

  59. flyy1313 says: “seriously… some of you idiots are piping in with the get off my lawn guy pay the scholarship money back okay how about win the NC 2A pays all the players their money that they generate for the school”
    ===========================

    Except “star” players aren’t the main draw of college football and not the reason why NCAA generates millions in tv revenue. Alabama fans will watch whoever plays for Alabama.

    Seriously, you think the same raving Alabama fans are watching former Tide starters Blake Sims and Trent Richardson play for the Birmingham Iron? In fact, if you swap out players for both teams (Crimson Tide for Birmingham Iron), ratings for Alabama will still be in the millions while the Iron (with “stars” Hurts, Tagovailoa, Davis, Wilson, etc) will still barely draw 5,000.

  60. You can blame this on the establishment of the College Football Playoff. You’ll continue to see this trend if your team’s postseason game is not part of the College Football Playoff or the New Year’s Six.

    This could lead to the potential demise of lower-level bowl games.

  61. Hopefully this ends the ridiculous 40+ “bowl games”. They are totally meaningless and are simply there as a moneymaking scheme for the universities. I applaud the players who are looking out for their careers and not a meaningless exhibition game. I feel the same way when players back out of the Pro Bowl.

  62. Void the players scholarship, make them pay this years tuition and hold their degree until the bill is paid!

    I bet going forward these schools address this issue in those scholarships that the players sign on the dotted line, whether those players read and understand it or not they will be obligated to play in every game the team plays in, health permitting, there’s NO WAY these schools will just contiune to let this crap happen!

    BTW what does this say about these players and to their teammates, #1) that he’s a quitter #2) he’s saying to his team and coaches “I don’t care about you or this team it’s all about ME, ME, ME”!

    And GMs will now have to ask themselves, “is this guy even worth a draft pick, maybe he’ll lay down on us too”?

    These guys haven’t even made it in the NFL and yet they’re acting as if they are the #1 player in the world, well don’t kid yourself, none of you are that good!!!

  63. You people that claim these players should be paid do realize that once they receive pay for playing that means they are no longer amateur’s and therefore THEY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PLAY IN THE NCAA, don’t you?

    DIDN’T THINK SO!!!

    BTW what the hell do you think a 4yr free ride is? Saving a couple hundred thousand dollars in tution not to mention free food, free health care, free room and board, free books, free tutors, free TV time they wouldn’t get otherwise and being able to better themselves at their craft for a chance to make millions in the NFL, all & all I think that’s pay enough! And how would the pay be dispensed, equally(it is a team), by how much you play, by how much production you have or like the NFL pays? This opens up way too many questions and would create even more problems than it fixed as players would be arguing they aren’t being paid enough or they’re worth more than the other player, then they’d elect to sit out for that reason, well I’m not for opening that can of worms at all.

  64. tylawspick6 says:
    December 7, 2018 at 5:08 pm
    none of these players will be drafted by the pats

    millennials are snowflakes

    _________________________
    Says the guy that cries about Goodell cheating his poor Patriots!! HAHA

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