Brian Kelly comments on 'runaway train' of NIL, jokes players don't want to get traded to St. Bonaventure
Brian Kelly is on hand in Destin, Florida, for his first-ever SEC spring meetings this week, and he has wasted no time stirring the pot.
Speaking with media members, the new LSU coach was asked about the current NIL landscape in college football.
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Per MSN.com, Kelly said he worries that college football is moving toward professional-type contracts:
“This has turned into a runaway train that has moved well past a student-athlete and is moving too fast toward a professional contract,” Kelly said. “I don’t think that’s what the intention was. So we’re going to need some guidelines here before this gets thrown into Congress.”
Kelly then quipped that contracts would be bad for players since that could allow them to be traded:
“I don’t think they want contracts,” Kelly said. “I don’t think they want to be traded. I’m sure they don’t want to be cut. I’m sure they’re not going to like getting a call at 3 p.m. in the afternoon saying, ‘Hey, I don’t know but we traded you today to St. Bonaventure. Oh they don’t have a football team.'”
Will the NCAA step in and make some changes to the NIL rules? Or, will Congress eventually get involved? There’s a lot that is up in the air regarding NIL these days.