So I understand why college football players can't sign endorsement deals or have their names on jerseys that are sold to the public.
What I don't understand is why the same players can sign minor league baseball contracts! They are getting paid a retainer to play a sport, doesn't that compromise their amateur status?
How come that skier at Colorado couldn't get ski endorsements, but Drew Henson and Jake Locker can bank major bones in a baseball contract?
On the very same ESPN football page, it says that an Oklahoma linebacker has been ruled ineligible because he played in a semi-pro league before he went to community college and then to OU. Bizarre.