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Friday, February 28, 2020

Todd Gurley takes shot at NCAA with T-shirt

Todd Gurley

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley took a shot at the NCAA with a T-shirt he wore when speaking with the media on Thursday.

Gurley, who played college ball at Georgia from 2012-2014, had a shirt that spelled out NCAA and had an acronym that said “Not Concerned About Athletes.”

It’s trendy to take shots at the NCAA, but Gurley has more of a personal case against the organization than others.

Gurley was suspended during his junior season in 2014 for being paid to sign autographs. He only played in six games that year.

Under California’s new “Fair Pay to Play Act,” which doesn’t go into effect until 2023, some college athletes would be able to profit off their image and likeness.

People love to bash the NCAA, but they also ignore all the great things college football players are provided, such as debt-free educations that can be valued at around $250,000, meal plans, top health and strength care, athletic clothing, and monetary stipends. Despite the NCAA’s rigidity and pitfalls, many college athletes do receive a good deal. You just won’t hear that from Gurley.

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