Originally posted by WillistheWall:
yeah but a university is a place to learn your profession and prepare for success. A guy like Morris Clayborne will never be a cosmologist or rocket scientist, or even a math or english teacher. But he does have a chance to be a damn good football player at the highest level so doesn't it make sense for him to be able to go to a university where he has a chance to prepare for that? At the end of the day the NFL is still a job.
btw school's do it for the money, the better the football program is the more money they make.
Banking off of them being pro football stars is like hoping your kid is the next big actor or singer. For every dumbass that makes it there's got to be two dozen more that for whatever reason, injury, "busting", whatever, that couldn't make a long career out of football and went through some sorry degree program and still can barely f**king read.
The NFL is a job sure, but a long career is no guarantee. The average runningback doesn't make it to 30, if you don't make a ton of money by the time you're 30 in this league what will you do for the following 30 years before you start wanting to think about retirement? Many of them are entering the draft without a degree, if they do have one I guess they could get lucky and still land a job so long as the employer doesn't realize how retarded they are.