Deadspin has an interesting article this morning. Essentially, Oregon State player gets drafted, is offered a 400K signing bonus, forgoes it and decides to stay at OSU. In the course of the negotations, he retained an agent to help guide him through the process. Allegedly, the Phillies are upset at him for not signing (despite getting a compensatory pick) and told the NCAA about the agent.
Here's what I don't get (and not that I expect the NCAA to do ANYTHING) that makes sense: you allow the player to get drafted and return to college...why should a teenager/young man not have representation in a contract negotation? Ultimately, he didn't sign the contract so why is he being punished when he presumably returned to OSU to improve his game? It's absolutely ridiculous that the NCAA thinks young men should be entering into 6 and 7 figure contract negotiations without representation. It's completely illogical.
Also, fuck the Phillies if they actually did turn him in. Allegedly, they attempted to do the same with another one of their draft picks but he was cleared by the NCAA so hopefully Wetzler's case is resolved soon. Who actually does this? Apparently turning in players is really rare.