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(ESPN)   Recruit: "I want to play for Arkansas." Mother: "No you may not"   (espn.go.com) divider line 72
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-07 11:25:08 AM  
If you are under the age of 21, regardless of marital status, your parent or legal guardian must sign the NLI in order for it to be considered valid

Is this left over from decades ago when the age of majority was commonly 21?
 
2013-02-07 12:04:37 PM  
Maybe she didn't think he was a featured partner?
 
2013-02-07 12:07:47 PM  
Mamma got paid.
 
2013-02-07 12:08:59 PM  

ZAZ: If you are under the age of 21, regardless of marital status, your parent or legal guardian must sign the NLI in order for it to be considered valid

Is this left over from decades ago when the age of majority was commonly 21?


I wonder if they have a provision for emancipated minors.
 
2013-02-07 12:10:27 PM  
What a biatch.
 
2013-02-07 12:12:16 PM  

mitchcumstein1: Mamma got paid.


THIS
 
2013-02-07 12:16:04 PM  
I guess she's counting on NCAA president Mark Emmert to continue his Mr. Magoo act with respect to the Miami program for at least another few years.
 
2013-02-07 12:18:29 PM  
what is it and recruits named collins upsetting their mothers on national signing day?

l2.yimg.com

Or watch her react:  Landon Collins' Mother's not happy
 
2013-02-07 12:20:35 PM  

rynthetyn: ZAZ: If you are under the age of 21, regardless of marital status, your parent or legal guardian must sign the NLI in order for it to be considered valid

Is this left over from decades ago when the age of majority was commonly 21?

I wonder if they have a provision for emancipated minors.


probably not. the ncaa isn't really known for doing things that might help student athletes.  not really their mission.  i'm sure the ncaa is very anti-emancipation.
 
2013-02-07 12:22:39 PM  

ZAZ: If you are under the age of 21, regardless of marital status, your parent or legal guardian must sign the NLI in order for it to be considered valid

Is this left over from decades ago when the age of majority was commonly 21?


Rental car companies like that age as well.
 
2013-02-07 12:31:22 PM  
He wants to go to Arkansas. Clearly the mom is saving her child from himself.
 
2013-02-07 12:32:21 PM  
She stopped him from going to Arkansas.  Did the HERO tag take the day off, subby?
 
2013-02-07 12:33:39 PM  

A Fark Handle: rynthetyn: ZAZ: If you are under the age of 21, regardless of marital status, your parent or legal guardian must sign the NLI in order for it to be considered valid

Is this left over from decades ago when the age of majority was commonly 21?

I wonder if they have a provision for emancipated minors.

probably not. the ncaa isn't really known for doing things that might help student athletes.  not really their mission.  i'm sure the ncaa is very anti-emancipation.


application.denofgeek.com

Agrees
 
2013-02-07 12:34:31 PM  
She might want to be offered money from a school that is offering some.  That is the only logical reason I can come up with at this time.  I would like to see a list of his visitors from college recruiters.
 
2013-02-07 12:43:17 PM  

JohnnyRebel88: She might want to be offered money from a school that is offering some.  That is the only logical reason I can come up with at this time.  I would like to see a list of his visitors from college recruiters.


The mother of a player from South Florida wants him to go to U of Miami, right down the road, instead of several hours away at U of Arkansas.  Clearly she's being paid off.  Her motives must be more suspect than, "I don't want to pay hundreds of dollars to travel to your football games."  She's gotta be dirty, it's the only reason that makes sense.
 
2013-02-07 12:46:57 PM  
From a terrific photoshop artist: (LSUFreek):
 
2013-02-07 12:47:08 PM  

JohnnyRebel88: She might want to be offered money from a school that is offering some.  That is the only logical reason I can come up with at this time.  I would like to see a list of his visitors from college recruiters.


or she and the whole extended family live in the miami area.  thus, they want him to stay local so that when they want to go see him play they don't have fly to little rock or fayettevile (and there probably aren't direct flights).  also, if he actually wants an education, miami is a much more respected school.  plenty of reason for mom to not want him to go to arkansas (starting with it's arkansas).
 
2013-02-07 12:50:55 PM  
Aw hell, too big.   Here's the link.
 
2013-02-07 12:52:19 PM  
I think mommie dearest just straightaway screwed him out of any NFL dreams he might have had, because every team that isn't the Dolphins just saw a big red flag shoot up.
 
2013-02-07 12:57:51 PM  

Sliding Carp: Aw hell, too big.   Here's the link.


LSUFreek is a national treasure.
 
2013-02-07 01:05:44 PM  

stevie1der: JohnnyRebel88: She might want to be offered money from a school that is offering some.  That is the only logical reason I can come up with at this time.  I would like to see a list of his visitors from college recruiters.

The mother of a player from South Florida wants him to go to U of Miami, right down the road, instead of several hours away at U of Arkansas.  Clearly she's being paid off.  Her motives must be more suspect than, "I don't want to pay hundreds of dollars to travel to your football games."  She's gotta be dirty, it's the only reason that makes sense.


Or she could be happy that her child is getting a full scholarship and let him make that decision. Her running to the school, confiscating the LOI, and refusing to sign it, makes me think that we're not getting the full story.
 
2013-02-07 01:07:17 PM  
Just sign the financial aid papers. I think they give you the same powers as an LOI, and I am not sure they require a parent's signature. Brandon Knight didn't sign a LOI when he came to UK to play basketball.
 
2013-02-07 01:18:14 PM  
Paging Kellen Winslow, Sr.

/still hate him
 
2013-02-07 01:25:01 PM  
This is beyond sad.  The kid doesn't even live with her.  Last I read she had hired a law firm to represent the family's interest.  My best guess that is money.
 
2013-02-07 01:29:48 PM  
Fayettevillian not getting a kick out of this, etc....
 
2013-02-07 01:32:37 PM  
http://miami.cbslocal.com/live-video/

Looks like dad is going to sign off for him.  Or not..
 
2013-02-07 01:32:43 PM  
These high school recruits always remind me of a conversation I had with a proud dad I worked with once.  He was telling me how his son was stuck between a small college, and being practically guaranteed to start all four years, or to go to a large university, where he could try out, at least, but always be guaranteed of watching good football.  When I asked if there were any academic reasons why his son was unsure, the man looked genuinely befuddled and said, "this is college we're talking about here, not academics."
 
2013-02-07 01:34:13 PM  

mitchcumstein1: stevie1der: JohnnyRebel88: She might want to be offered money from a school that is offering some.  That is the only logical reason I can come up with at this time.  I would like to see a list of his visitors from college recruiters.

The mother of a player from South Florida wants him to go to U of Miami, right down the road, instead of several hours away at U of Arkansas.  Clearly she's being paid off.  Her motives must be more suspect than, "I don't want to pay hundreds of dollars to travel to your football games."  She's gotta be dirty, it's the only reason that makes sense.

Or she could be happy that her child is getting a full scholarship and let him make that decision. Her running to the school, confiscating the LOI, and refusing to sign it, makes me think that we're not getting the full story.


or she could want him to go to the school that is a much much better school that was also offering a full scholarship because she values education.  it's not like arkansas was the only school to offer him a full ride.  also, let's not pretend that it's shocking or odd that a mother is attempting to influence the decisions of her child.  or hell that it's shocking that she would want to keep him close.  that's what mothers do.
 
2013-02-07 01:34:54 PM  

mitchcumstein1: stevie1der: JohnnyRebel88: She might want to be offered money from a school that is offering some.  That is the only logical reason I can come up with at this time.  I would like to see a list of his visitors from college recruiters.

The mother of a player from South Florida wants him to go to U of Miami, right down the road, instead of several hours away at U of Arkansas.  Clearly she's being paid off.  Her motives must be more suspect than, "I don't want to pay hundreds of dollars to travel to your football games."  She's gotta be dirty, it's the only reason that makes sense.

Or she could be happy that her child is getting a full scholarship and let him make that decision. Her running to the school, confiscating the LOI, and refusing to sign it, makes me think that we're not getting the full story.


Huh?  She didn't travel to the school with her son?  She ran there unexpectedly, completely out of the blue, and confiscated it instead?  Busted into the signing room like the Koolaid Man, grabbed the priceless one-of-a-kind document and fled?  Since the LOI was handcrafted by monks in a small Swiss monastery, I imagine another copy cannot just be printed off a laser printer.
 
2013-02-07 01:39:31 PM  

A Fark Handle: mitchcumstein1: stevie1der: JohnnyRebel88: She might want to be offered money from a school that is offering some.  That is the only logical reason I can come up with at this time.  I would like to see a list of his visitors from college recruiters.

The mother of a player from South Florida wants him to go to U of Miami, right down the road, instead of several hours away at U of Arkansas.  Clearly she's being paid off.  Her motives must be more suspect than, "I don't want to pay hundreds of dollars to travel to your football games."  She's gotta be dirty, it's the only reason that makes sense.

Or she could be happy that her child is getting a full scholarship and let him make that decision. Her running to the school, confiscating the LOI, and refusing to sign it, makes me think that we're not getting the full story.

or she could want him to go to the school that is a much much better school that was also offering a full scholarship because she values education.  it's not like arkansas was the only school to offer him a full ride.  also, let's not pretend that it's shocking or odd that a mother is attempting to influence the decisions of her child.  or hell that it's shocking that she would want to keep him close.  that's what mothers do.


Okay, but you would think they would have spoken about this, since he opened up the recruiting and gave a verbal and all, you'd think they would have sat down and talked about it. Or do you think because they don't live together that they maybe don't talk about things like that? You'd think that he would have said this is where I want to go, since it's actually about him, and at some point the mother would have to allow her son to make his decision.

RickN99: Huh? She didn't travel to the school with her son? She ran there unexpectedly, completely out of the blue, and confiscated it instead? Busted into the signing room like the Koolaid Man, grabbed the priceless one-of-a-kind document and fled? Since the LOI was handcrafted by monks in a small Swiss monastery, I imagine another copy cannot just be printed off a laser printer.


No, she didn't.

They can print all the LOIs they want, if his parent or guardian doesn't sign them it doesn't matter.
 
2013-02-07 01:46:19 PM  
Collins just signed. His dad signed the paper. That's all the Hogs need, another crazy ass biatch mom running around.
 
2013-02-07 01:46:21 PM  

Super Chronic: A Fark Handle: rynthetyn: ZAZ: If you are under the age of 21, regardless of marital status, your parent or legal guardian must sign the NLI in order for it to be considered valid

Is this left over from decades ago when the age of majority was commonly 21?

I wonder if they have a provision for emancipated minors.

probably not. the ncaa isn't really known for doing things that might help student athletes.  not really their mission.  i'm sure the ncaa is very anti-emancipation.

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Agrees


Oh, STFU.  They get a cash salary (in addition to their free education) and have been forever.  You might not think it's much, but it compares to what minor league players in other sports get.
 
2013-02-07 01:48:36 PM  

mitchcumstein1: Okay, but you would think they would have spoken about this, since he opened up the recruiting and gave a verbal and all, you'd think they would have sat down and talked about it. Or do you think because they don't live together that they maybe don't talk about things like that? You'd think that he would have said this is where I want to go, since it's actually about him, and at some point the mother would have to allow her son to make his decision.


yeah it's clear from several sources that the family has discussed this and they keep telling him to go to miami, however, whatever arkansas is paying him must be enough for him to still want to go there.  or maybe he likes the national guard escorts, who knows.  unfortunately for arkansas in their great wisdom the ncaa has determined that this is not his decision alone.  the result is that this will happen from time to time.  mom's are crazy.  but i find it silly that arkansas fans are blaming a payoff when it's clear that the cause is crazy mom syndrome.
 
2013-02-07 01:52:21 PM  
If I was mom, I would be worried about sending my kid to a school that's known for cheating and just recently had a midget paying players while also hanging out with schools administration. Or a school that's known for crime and the biannual murder of football players. Or a school about to be put on probation. Or a school that hasn't won anything (not even a divisional title in a crappy conference) in over ten years. Or a school that draws 9k fans to their games. Or a school that just had their RB coach (primary recruiter) leave. Or a school known for having the worst fans in college football.
 
2013-02-07 01:56:47 PM  

meanmutton: Super Chronic: A Fark Handle: rynthetyn: ZAZ: If you are under the age of 21, regardless of marital status, your parent or legal guardian must sign the NLI in order for it to be considered valid

Is this left over from decades ago when the age of majority was commonly 21?

I wonder if they have a provision for emancipated minors.

probably not. the ncaa isn't really known for doing things that might help student athletes.  not really their mission.  i'm sure the ncaa is very anti-emancipation.

[application.denofgeek.com image 480x275]

Agrees

Oh, STFU.  They get a cash salary (in addition to their free education) and have been forever.  You might not think it's much, but it compares to what minor league players in other sports get.


funny if other minor league players wanted to sign an endorsement deal with a local car dealership no one stops them.  and they can get free tattoos if parlor owner likes the team.  no minor teams claim they own a players likeness forever.  also, other minor sports aren't signing television deals worth billions.  if they were, you can bet your ass those minor league players would be paid a hell of a lot more.  the schools don't even need to pay them.  just go to the olympic model where there are not restrictions on outside income.  what's the matter with that, some kids would get some money?
 
2013-02-07 01:56:51 PM  

meanmutton: Super Chronic: A Fark Handle: rynthetyn: ZAZ: If you are under the age of 21, regardless of marital status, your parent or legal guardian must sign the NLI in order for it to be considered valid

Is this left over from decades ago when the age of majority was commonly 21?

I wonder if they have a provision for emancipated minors.

probably not. the ncaa isn't really known for doing things that might help student athletes.  not really their mission.  i'm sure the ncaa is very anti-emancipation.

[application.denofgeek.com image 480x275]

Agrees

Oh, STFU.  They get a cash salary (in addition to their free education) and have been forever.  You might not think it's much, but it compares to what minor league players in other sports get.


u mad bro?

Also, hahahaha free education, good one.
 
2013-02-07 01:57:33 PM  

A Fark Handle: mitchcumstein1: Okay, but you would think they would have spoken about this, since he opened up the recruiting and gave a verbal and all, you'd think they would have sat down and talked about it. Or do you think because they don't live together that they maybe don't talk about things like that? You'd think that he would have said this is where I want to go, since it's actually about him, and at some point the mother would have to allow her son to make his decision.

yeah it's clear from several sources that the family has discussed this and they keep telling him to go to miami, however, whatever arkansas is paying him must be enough for him to still want to go there.  or maybe he likes the national guard escorts, who knows.  unfortunately for arkansas in their great wisdom the ncaa has determined that this is not his decision alone.  the result is that this will happen from time to time.  mom's are crazy.  but i find it silly that arkansas fans are blaming a payoff when it's clear that the cause is crazy mom syndrome.


Maybe he wants to play for Bielema, who runs the ball, and has been successful at a big program. Maybe he wants to play in the SEC. Maybe he want to get the fark out of Miami. What the family wants is secondary, it's what the kid wants. His family should respect his wishes, and what he wants to do. Why assume he's getting paid?

Also, with what's known about Miami football, what mother in her right mind would want her child playing there.
 
2013-02-07 02:05:02 PM  
i274.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-07 02:07:51 PM  
How nice of mom to be a selfish coont about the whole thing instead of thinking about her son's future.  biatch.
 
2013-02-07 02:19:35 PM  

majestic: Fayettevillian not getting a kick out of this, etc....


George?
 
2013-02-07 02:22:16 PM  
It just got better: Mom has hired Johnnie Cochran's law firm to help her "represent the family interests."

i21.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-07 02:22:16 PM  

wildbill0712: majestic: Fayettevillian not getting a kick out of this, etc....

George?


Ha! No.
 
2013-02-07 02:48:11 PM  
Maybe she validly just doesnt want her son to get screwed when Bret Bielema  leaves Arkansas for a better job.

/ just guess what state I live in, go ahead and guess
// Actually, I was there holding the door for BB on the way out very excited for the Gary Andersen  era
 
2013-02-07 02:49:42 PM  

majestic: wildbill0712: majestic: Fayettevillian not getting a kick out of this, etc....

George?

Ha! No.


Damn it. Thought I might have a connection.
Was just down there last Friday.
 
2013-02-07 02:51:04 PM  

Gosling: I think mommie dearest just straightaway screwed him out of any NFL dreams he might have had, because every team that isn't the Dolphins just saw a big red flag shoot up.


Right, because highly paid NFL players have the same problem affording plane tickets as poor college players.
 
2013-02-07 03:00:11 PM  
That's cute that he expects people to believe she was trying to give him more time to decide despite her hiring a law firm.
 
2013-02-07 03:24:05 PM  

babysealclubber: Just sign the financial aid papers. I think they give you the same powers as an LOI, and I am not sure they require a parent's signature. Brandon Knight didn't sign a LOI when he came to UK to play basketball.


That's because like most UK basketball players he couldn't read.
 
2013-02-07 03:40:15 PM  

Coach_J: babysealclubber: Just sign the financial aid papers. I think they give you the same powers as an LOI, and I am not sure they require a parent's signature. Brandon Knight didn't sign a LOI when he came to UK to play basketball.

That's because like most UK basketball players he couldn't read.


it's actually because the national letter of intent is the most one-sized piece of shiat contract ever.

/then again i'll support your decision to make fun of kentucky.
//but i thought it was just their fans that couldn't read.
 
2013-02-07 03:46:57 PM  

ozarkmatt: Collins just signed. His dad signed the paper. That's all the Hogs need, another crazy ass biatch mom running around.


wonder if his dad lives in Arkansas now?
could explain a few things,

//too lazy to research this
 
2013-02-07 04:02:11 PM  

stevie1der: JohnnyRebel88: She might want to be offered money from a school that is offering some.  That is the only logical reason I can come up with at this time.  I would like to see a list of his visitors from college recruiters.

The mother of a player from South Florida wants him to go to U of Miami, right down the road, instead of several hours away at U of Arkansas.  Clearly she's being paid off.  Her motives must be more suspect than, "I don't want to pay hundreds of dollars to travel to your football games."  She's gotta be dirty, it's the only reason that makes sense.


Because Miami U is probably has the most upstanding reputation when it comes to getting players.  That just adds fuel to my argument.

As the parent, because I heard nothing from the father, she should be happy for him to even be going to college,let alone getting a free ride..So your banking on her being a selfish helicopter parent than her trying to line her pockets...  OK,we disagree.
 
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