Sport To the NCAA, Murray is different than other athletes who get paid

17:30  07 june  2018
17:30  07 june  2018 Source:   sbnation.com

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Yes, elite athletes at FBS championship schools and at Division I basketball schools are a different class of employee than other athletes at other schools. In other words, the NCAA ’s entire reason for being is as a conspiracy to restrain trade. The Death of Evan Murray September 30, 2015.

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a baseball player holding a bat© Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Before the 2017 season, UCF ruled kicker Donald De La Haye ineligible, citing NCAA rules. De La Haye’s crime was having a monetized YouTube channel that drew in some part on whatever minimal fame he garnered as a special-teamer for a Group of 5 football team (read: not much). In UCF’s and the NCAA’s eyes, De La Haye running ads against videos that related at all to his football career was a violation. His career ended. He’s since sued UCF.

On Wednesday, news broke that Oklahoma quarterback and outfielder Kyler Murray — the ninth overall pick in the MLB Draft by the A’s — had agreed to a roughly $5 million contract that allows him to play football for the Sooners for one year.

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― NCAA President Mark Emmert stuck to his contention that amateurism is the core of college athletics , saying any effort to pay players would. Emmert said college athletes themselves wouldn’t want to play against other athletes who were getting paid .

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Now that Murray is continuing to play college sports despite getting millions of dollars for sports reasons, De La Haye wondered about his own career:

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Murray has the rulebook with him, and De La Haye doesn’t.

De La Haye’s anger is understandable. The NCAA’s rules that prevent players from making money off their own names, for their own athletic achievements, are bad and unfair.

But within the context of the NCAA’s bad rules, it has a few (relatively) good ones. One of them permits professional athletes in one sport to keep playing in college in another:

A professional athlete in one sport may represent a member institution in a different sport and may receive institutional financial assistance in the second sport.

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But there are other ways to compensate these athletes in a way everyone can find agreeable, largely by expanding benefits they already get . Pay bonuses upon graduation, the highest going to those who complete their degrees within the six-year span the NCAA and federal government use to

This past Friday, US District Judge Claudia Wilken reviewed that document and decided that the NCAA 's grounds for not compensating players was not justified, meaning for the first time ever, college athletes will get paid to play.

So Murray, at around a $5 million bonus, will make nearly $2 million more this year than his head coach on the OU football team, Lincoln Riley. Murray’s Sooner baseball career is done, because in that sport, he’s now a professional, and professionals can’t play in the NCAA.

At least one other high baseball pick in the last decade has gotten an arrangement similar to the one Murray now has with the A’s. Rockies first-round pick and Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker played a season of football after Colorado gave him a $1.3 million bonus in 2010.

The rules should change to let more athletes have more money and chances.

Most college athletes in one sport don’t have the option to make millions playing another. It’s great that Murray can spend this fall playing football. Maybe it also makes a point that being a rich and famous athlete shouldn’t be incompatible with college sports in general.

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