It’s too bad he’s such a whiny-assed bitch, because Desmond Howard has a good point with this:
“But if you want to play the education game, then check this out. If they get my likeness for life, then they should be committed to my education for life. So if Mark Ingram 20 years from now, when they’re still selling his jerseys in Tuscaloosa, says ‘You know what? I want to get my Ph.D.’ Guess who should pay for that? They should be committed to his education for life. They’re still selling his jerseys.”
I could not agree more. Well, actually, I could: if the school is still selling those jerseys when the player’s kids are college-aged, they should get a free ride, too. It’s the least a system that professes to promote both amateurism and academics should do.
Not that it’s gonna happen any time soon, though.