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Old 10-10-2007, 04:19 PM   #21
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I don't agree at all. If the players aren't going to go to college to get an education, why waste their and everyone else's time? It's not like they need a college degree to play football. Let them go straight out of high school if they so choose.
Very simple - an 18-year-old kid's body is not fully physically developed (besides the rare LeBron James). They can get by with coming out of high school and going straight into the NBA, but in a collision sport like the NFL, it'll probably get them killed.

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As a fan it isn't the greatest idea, but why should colleges waste time and money on people who don't want/need to be there?
Very simple - $$$$$$$. Considering how many millions of dollars some of these schools make just for appearing in a bowl game (much less winning one), it's not that hard to figure out.
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:40 PM   #22
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I don't agree at all. If the players aren't going to go to college to get an education, why waste their and everyone else's time? It's not like they need a college degree to play football. Let them go straight out of high school if they so choose.

As a fan it isn't the greatest idea, but why should colleges waste time and money on people who don't want/need to be there?
Because the NFLPA and NFL have a collective bargainig agreement that you cannot go pro until three years after your high school class graduates - Maurice Clarett tried to challenge that and lost.

I agree you almost always need to be in your early 20s to match up physically in the NFL, but it is not as if a player has any choice but to wait.

The colleges are not wasting money on these guys - they are making huge money off these kids and paying no salaries other than room & board.
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sirius radio reported henry was cleared of EIGHT parole violation charges and is now free to seek reinstatement. eight??? how could he be framed/ set up/ profiled / misunderstood / in the wrong place at the wrong time, on 8 seperate instances?

between him and pacman, i cant wait til "alien vs. predator WVU" are banned for life.


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