NCAA outlines stance in opposition to ‘pay for play’ in memo


Dabo Swinney isn't a fan of the college athletes' union movement. (USATSI)
Dabo Swinney isn't a fan of the school athletes' union motion. (USATSI)

With the College Athletes Gamers' Association union movement on one aspect, and the Ed O'Bannon and Jeffrey Kessler lawsuits (amongst others) on the opposite, you can't blame the NCAA for feeling threatened lately. And in flip, you can't blame it for a talking factors memo revealed by Sunday that seeks to "help members in conducting public outreach or responding to media requests."


That includes a number of bullet factors beneath headings like "Why Pay for Play Isn't the Answer," "Necessary Information/Proof Points," and "The World with Scholar-Athlete Unions/Pay for Play," the memo initially surfaced on the website of the Nationwide Affiliation of Collegiate Women Athletics Directors. An NCAA spokesperson told that the NCAA created the memo after "our members requested details and information on pay-for-play as a result of there was so much misinformation in the media."

The memo also options quotes from the likes of Mike Slive, Larry Scott, South Carolina athletic director Pat Haden, and a prolonged one from Clemson coach Dabo Swinney. Talking in late March, Swinney argued that "we have got enough entitlement on this nation as it's" and "to say these guys get nothing totally devalues an education."

Placing apart the issue of whether or not the NCAA needs to be championing feedback that describe the CAPA's emphasis on lengthy-term well being points and assured scholarships as "entitlement," it's worth noting – as SBNation did – that the NCAA's version of Swinney's feedback neatly elides that he began them by saying "I have no idea" what to make of the NLRB resolution and "I really do not know sufficient about it to comment.”

That doesn't essentially imply Swinney's feedback must be dismissed out of hand. But still, it seems worthy of an "oops" all the same.

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Swinney: I played with gay players at Alabama

Dabo Swinney said he played with gay players at Alabama. (USATSI)

Dabo Swinney stated he played with gay gamers at Alabama. (USATSI)

Michael Sam's announcement that he is homosexual has led to further conversation regarding gay players within college football. The Missouri football program has been recognized for being supportive and sincere of Sam when this individual told the team — prior to the Tigers' SEC department title-winning season in 2013 – but they were not the first locker room to do so within college football.


Clemson coach Dabo Swinney gave his take on the topic in an interview on The early morning Show with Jason Bailey and Randy Cross upon 92. 9 The Game within Atlanta. In the interview, Swinney says that he did play with gay players at the state of alabama, where he was a wide recipient from 1990-92, including theTide's National Championship team within 1992."When I was at Alabama there were a couple of guys, as a gamer, that we felt like that was their own sexual orientation, " Swinney said when asked in case he had been in the same placement as Missouri with mike. "But it was never an issue, never a problem. It's not something that you run out to tell individuals. "


Swinney explained that at the state of alabama, "it wasn't as talked about amongst the team" and no gamers had any open conference announcements. He compared playing with players of different sexual alignment to playing with players through different religious backgrounds."Again, you have regard for each individual and their own personal beliefs. It's just like they're different religions. i am a Christian, but i have coached and played with Muslims and all kind of different beliefs. It's not about any of that will. Those are personal choices that people have to make. I mean everyone will be judged one day, but it's not up to me personally to judge somebody. " Additionally, Swinney said that he would not be surprised in case he has coached some homosexual players at Clemson.


"It's the same thing given that I've been here at Clemson. I've been here 11 seasons right now and I'd be silly to think there hasn't been a few guys that have come via here. A football group is really just a reflection associated with society. You've got 118, 120 guys on the team, you got a little bit of everything. " According to former Nebraska kicker Erick Lueshen, then-coach Bill Callahan and the Cornhuskers knew he was homosexual while playing from 2004-05. He said this week that he felt like "a very made welcome and loved teammate associated with many" after coming out.

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