NCAA defends reasoning behind ‘Rich Paul rule’
The NCAA has taken significant heat for a proposal that bars agents without a degree from participating in pre-draft representation, but they are doubling down in defense of their policy.
In a statement, the NCAA said they value earning a degree, and consultation with agents and advisors indicated that the standards for agents needed to be raised. Essentially, they said they stand by their policy.
An update to a previous NCAA statement regarding agent certification requirements: pic.twitter.com/enzzVIwZ7L
— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) August 8, 2019
The degree requirement has been particularly controversial, as it’s been interpreted as blocking Rich Paul from becoming involved in the process. The NCAA has denied this, but it will do little to quiet that speculation, especially with them doubling down on the policy.