In an article from 24/7 writer Josh Henschke, the topic of Mo Hurst's insurance policy came up while discussing his decision to play in the bowl game. Heres what Mo had to say:
Like Butt, Hurst says that he has taken an insurance policy out just in case...
However, Hurst is completely in the dark in terms of what his policy specifically states. Something, he says, is tough for some who may not necessarily have the resources to seek help.
"I do [have an insurance policy] but I have no idea what I signed," Hurst said. "That's one of the issues with this insurance thing. I wasn't as fortunate as Jake where his dad can be involved with that. I can't hire a lawyer to review my insurance policy and make sure it's the best one for me. I think that's an issue that people have to focus on because I'm not really sure what I signed."
It is stated further down in the thread that kids cannot receive free legal counsel because it would be an "impermissible benefit." What a load of crap! The hypocrisy of the NCAA is astounding. How is it that kids (especially those who cannot afford the help they need) are not allowed this service? As much money as the schools and NCAA make every year, this expense is a drop in the bucket. I truly cannot believe this is not allowed. This needs to be brought to the national medias attention ASAP. This has to be changed to protect the student athletes, their families, and their futures.