baorao: 6'3" 205 lb white DB. i'm just sayin.
StRalphTheLiar: timswar:But that all assumes that his looks survive his tenure at SMU. That's not a guarantee.The mean streets of University Park can be rough.
thecpt: but can he turn left?
revman64: There's no rule against having a job while going to school, is there?
deanis: Until you die in a freak gasoline fight accident.
buckeyebrain: revman64: There's no rule against having a job while going to school, is there?Yes, there is. Because in the NCAA's view, that could easily be abused.
steamingpile: baorao: 6'3" 205 lb white DB. i'm just sayin.For an incoming freshman that's pretty big for an exterior lineman, expect him to put on about 20-30lbs before the summer.Oh and playing football, having to shower with other guys, attend classes or making six figures while hanging around dumb hot girls? Sorry there is really only one choice, if you want to attend college you can pay for it easily.
buckeyebrain: Yes, there is. Because in the NCAA's view, that could easily be abused.
revman64: Why can't he model when he's not playing football? There's no rule against having a job while going to school, is there? He's not playing a professional sport. He'll miss out on many jobs during the season but there are weekends and breaks as well as summer.
OhioUGrad: And the visa versa, wasn't Matt Bomer a football player who quit and went the acting/model type direction instead of football?
JustGetItRight: revman64: Why can't he model when he's not playing football? There's no rule against having a job while going to school, is there? He's not playing a professional sport. He'll miss out on many jobs during the season but there are weekends and breaks as well as summer.He can. See below. buckeyebrain: revman64: There's no rule against having a job while going to school, is there?Yes, there is. Because in the NCAA's view, that could easily be abused.If only there were a place you could look to see the truth. You know, a place like the NCAA rules http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/D112.pdfThey actually specifically address modeling careers. Here's a particularly relevant part.22.214.171.124 Continuation of Modeling and Other Nonathletically Related Promotional Activities afterEnrollment. If an individual accepts remuneration for or permits the use of his or her name or picture toadvertise or promote the sale or use of a commercial product or service prior to enrollment in a member institution, continued remuneration for the use of the individual's name or picture (under the same or similar circumstances) after enrollment is permitted without jeopardizing his or her eligibility to participate in intercollegiate athletics only if all of the following conditions apply: (Revised: 1/14/97, 3/10/04)(a) The individual's involvement in this type of activity was initiated prior to his or her enrollment in a member institution;(b) The individual became involved in such activities for reasons independent of athletics ability;(c) No reference is made in these activities to the individual's name or involvement in intercollegiate athletics;(d) The individual does not endorse the commercial product; and (Revised: 3/10/04)(e) The individual's remuneration under such circumstances is at a rate commensurate with the individual's skills and experience as a model or performer and is not based in any way upon the individual's athletics ability or reputation.And here's the rule about jobs in general15.2.7 Employment. Earnings from a student-athlete's on- or off-campus employment that occurs at anytime is exempt and is not counted in determining a student-athlete's cost of attendance or in the institution's financial aid limitations, provided: (Revised: 10/31/02 effective 8/1/03, 4/29/04 effective 8/1/04)(a) The student-athlete's compensation does not include any remuneration for value or utility that the student athlete may have for the employer because of the publicity, reputation, fame or personal following that he or she has obtained because of athletics ability;(b) The student-athlete is compensated only for work actually performed; and(c) The student-athlete is compensated at a rate commensurate with the going rate in that locality for similar services (see Bylaw 12.4)A simple google search turns up dozens of forms various school's compliance offices require their athletes to fill out if they're working a part time job. If he can find the time (and that's the big if that is hard to overcome), there is nothing in the rules that would keep him from continuing his career while playing football.
brookgo: Except for the part about endorsing a product. That is all modeling is.
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