Little's payday 'routine business'
Posted September 5, 2013
Big breaking news Thursday on the UNC front – former Tar Heel receiver Greg Little apparently collected a monthly cash allowance, travel money and more from an agency out of Georgia while on the college roster.
For you to tell me Little got $20,000 to play football or whatever the case may be, it’s routine business. It goes on across the board.
These agents and their runners are among the lowest of the low, and they've figured out how to work a system that takes advantage of young, talented athletes.
The agents get their hooks in a kid, maybe someone who is lower on the economic scale is vulnerable to their pitch.
I blame coaches, players, boosters all.
Once the kid makes "The League," as these prospects refer to the NFL, the agent gets him to sign and pockets a percentage of those multi-million dollar contracts.
The NCAA rules are toothless and "The League" doesn't care. Players serve a suspension, possibly lose eligibility, but if they have the talent, a team will draft them.
It goes on daily. It goes on everywhere, to some degree or another. And there is nothing to stop it, not even the North Carolina Secretary of State.