Who needs autographs when you’ve got FanPay?

In another potential body blow to an already wobbly NCAA amateurism model, John Infante suggests that the next wrinkle in crowdfunding is probably something the organization is powerless to stop.

Ain’t technology grand?

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11 responses to “Who needs autographs when you’ve got FanPay?

  1. Pantslesspatdye

    Butts mehre will find a way!

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  2. TennesseeDawg

    I’m looking for Alabama & Auburn to blaze the trail on this one

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  3. SouthGaDawg

    Haven’t fans and boosters been paying college players for years? This can be the PayPal version of the SMU program of the 80s.

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  4. The other Doug

    This makes me very nervous. I’m not worried about the other SEC teams. We can keep up. What scares the hell out of me is GT. All their alumni are millionaires and they know how to use the internet.

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  5. AusDawg85

    Seems to me the NCAA holds dear the idea of amateurism, which I actually applaud. Yet they also grabbed the NIL rights, and rather than prevent anyone from abusing them, selfishly used them for their own profit. That was the true breach of trust and the courts should hammer them for this. Kessler could reasonably expect a payday in the billions.

    Since the NCAA can’t unring the bell, they should move faster to restate their position…controlling NIL is necessary to preserve amateurism, but create a system that allows the use of NIL’s to directly compensate the players via a trust mechanism. Hell, they can even charge reasonable expenses. Hollywood and the recording industry have other models that can be followed to control rights, images, royalties, etc. It shouldn’t be that hard if they would just realize they HAVE TO LET GO OF THE MONEY! Either they move fast to do it voluntarily, or Mr. Kessler is going to do it for them.

    I know where I’m placing my bet.

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