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“Some people have been doing Name, Imagine and Likeness for a long time, they just haven’t been telling anybody. Now we’re all on a level playing field,” Fisher said, per Froyd.
“… Players have always been able to work and earn money,” Saban said during SEC Media Days Wednesday. “That’s something you could do 10 years ago, 20 years ago — that’s something I did when I was a player.”
He said the college landscape changed to some degree when players got cost of attendance and rules allowed for players to go to summer school on scholarship, something that wasn’t always allowed, he said.
“Most players — with this additional money and the opportunity to advance their academic circumstance — chose not to work,” he said. “All we’ve done is created an opportunity for players to work…”
Saban emphasized regarding the comments he made earlier this week that there is no way to know how things will play out because there is no precedent for it.
Although it’s not clear who Jimbo was talking about when he said “some people,” it seems like he may have an idea of some schools that have been doing it. What do you think?
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