For those of you who have expressed concerns that allowing student-athletes to market their names, likenesses and images would cause locker room turmoil due to an unequal distribution of revenue between, say, a star quarterback and one of his starting offensive linemen, I have a question: based on this Calvin Ridley interview, should schools restrict the touches certain players get, to avoid unequal statistics?
Of course, I’m being a wee bit facetious there. But there is a valid underlying point to be made, as the header indicates. Whatever locker room jealousy Ridley’s performance stirred, it didn’t stop ‘Bama from winning a national title. Good coaches know how to manage their players’ emotions successfully. Why would endorsement deals be any different?