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2013-02-06 08:37:11 PM
Until you die in a freak gasoline fight accident.
 
zez
2013-02-06 08:45:29 PM
After reading the article he seems way too intelligent to be a model anyway.
 
2013-02-06 08:55:03 PM
Blame the NCAA and their absurd rules, I suppose.  There's no good reason he shouldn't be able to pick up some modeling gigs when he's not in class or on the field.

/waiting for blue steel
 
2013-02-06 09:20:23 PM
OTOH, if his face survives his college years he can go right back to modeling and will easily be a favorite for athletic companies who just want someone who looks like an athlete.

Plus he'll likely have his degree and be better equipped to handle whichever post-college career he chooses.

And if he has even the bare minimum level of talent required for the NFL then he's almost guaranteed a late round draft pick from some franchise who could see the benefit of having a very pretty man on their merchandise.

But that all assumes that his looks survive his tenure at SMU. That's not a guarantee.
 
2013-02-06 09:20:29 PM
I suppose it's no different than NCAA sports ranking, but I laughed when I saw he was the 11th ranked model in the world. Maybe they really do have walk offs to determine rankings... Are their walk off walk offs, and does Gus Johnson announce?
 
2013-02-06 09:23:17 PM
He's going to be banging all those rich SMU daddy's girls, he'll be okay.
 
2013-02-06 09:26:54 PM
I'm better looking than him. And I can throw a football over those mountains over there.
 
2013-02-06 09:46:00 PM
6'3" 205 lb white DB. i'm just sayin.
 
2013-02-06 10:00:30 PM
And the visa versa, wasn't Matt Bomer a football player who quit and went the acting/model type direction instead of football?
 
2013-02-06 10:07:31 PM
I remember some Texas backup QB years ago that was discovered on TV as he was on the sidelines when the Longhorns got destroyed 66-3 at home to UCLA in 1997 (worst loss by a ranked team to an unranked team at home ever). Calvin Klein called him up and he quit the team and made great money being a model.
 
2013-02-06 10:11:27 PM
but can he turn left?
 
2013-02-06 10:15:29 PM
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.
 
2013-02-06 10:48:15 PM
Don't I know it.
 
2013-02-06 10:49:39 PM
He can model during and after his career.  Playing college football is a once-in-a-lifetime thing.  Good for him.
 
2013-02-07 12:10:01 AM
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.
 
2013-02-07 12:29:12 AM
No there isn't, subby.
 
2013-02-07 12:40:49 AM

baorao: 6'3" 205 lb white DB. i'm just sayin.


Richard Sherman
6'3 195
Black
 
2013-02-07 01:05:43 AM

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.


Don't underestimate the disfiguring power of a frat hazing or a champaign cork.
 
2013-02-07 01:41:03 AM

thecpt: but can he turn left?


Opponents' offensive strategy: send all receivers to the right of the pretty DB.
 
2013-02-07 01:53:27 AM

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.
 
2013-02-07 02:21:26 AM

deanis: Until you die in a freak gasoline fight accident.


Done in one,kudos sir
 
HBK
2013-02-07 02:48:39 AM

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.


Like SMU would ever abuse NCAA rules.  They're methodists for crying out loud.
 
2013-02-07 06:38:56 AM

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.
 
2013-02-07 07:51:01 AM

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.


Yeah, fark taking a chance on what you truly love to do.

/Although as a jaded 30 year old...yeah, you take the money when you can
 
2013-02-07 08:42:54 AM

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.


Aside from the income there is basically no difference between the two things you said.  Even the income thing may not be that big of a stretch for him; Colleyville Heritage High is not exactly in a low income neighborhood in Dallas.  For reference, not that he would, but he could easily commute to school at SMU from home and probably not affect his morning drive THAT much.
 
2013-02-07 09:40:51 AM
How is he going to play if he can't even turn left?
 
2013-02-07 09:45:44 AM

buckeyebrain: Yes, there is.  Because in the NCAA's view, that could easily be abused.


No, there isn't. Football coaches will pretend that there are so that players don't get it in their heads that they are supposed to do something besides play football.

It is difficult because you have to prove that you didn't get the job just because of your athletic affiliation.
 
2013-02-07 10:07:15 AM

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.pdf

They actually specifically address modeling careers.  Here's a particularly relevant part.

12.5.1.3 Continuation of Modeling and Other Nonathletically Related Promotional Activities after
Enrollment. If an individual accepts remuneration for or permits the use of his or her name or picture to
advertise 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 general

15.2.7 Employment. Earnings from a student-athlete's on- or off-campus employment that occurs at any
time 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.
 
2013-02-07 10:19:24 AM

OhioUGrad: And the visa versa, wasn't Matt Bomer a football player who quit and went the acting/model type direction instead of football?


And yet he has three MBAs and two doctorates.

Clearly there's something wrong with the system.
 
2013-02-07 03:40:02 PM

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.pdf

They actually specifically address modeling careers.  Here's a particularly relevant part.

12.5.1.3 Continuation of Modeling and Other Nonathletically Related Promotional Activities after
Enrollment. If an individual accepts remuneration for or permits the use of his or her name or picture to
advertise 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 general

15.2.7 Employment. Earnings from a student-athlete's on- or off-campus employment that occurs at any
time 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.


Except for the part about endorsing a product. That is all modeling is.
 
2013-02-07 04:45:24 PM

brookgo: Except for the part about endorsing a product. That is all modeling is.


No.

This

cdn.bleacherreport.net

is not endorsing a product.  He's simply modeling the swimwear Calvin Klein is selling in their ad.  It is exactly the type of work the NCAA rule allows.  He isn't using his position as a football player to either get the job or promote the product.  In fact, he looks like anything BUT a college football player.

This, on the other hand,

blogs.ocweekly.com

Is a product endorsement.  He's using his position as a football coach to directly pitch the product.

If model boy continues to just take his clothes off and smiles at the camera, he is perfectly fine under NCAA rules.
 
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