Its a business. That’s the unfortunate truth. The NCAA’s decisions to prevent college football players to profit off of their likeness and to prevent them from declaring for the draft until their red-shirt sophomore season have been called into serious question since their conception. Their latest challenger, LSU running back Leonard Fournette.
College football is very similar to the classic high school popularity caste system. Teams like Alabama, Oregon, USC and OSU are the popular kids. They’re the most respected, powerful, and richest. They get the coolest jerseys, best coaching staff, best recruits in the nation and stadiums filled to the brim.