For years, I have been calling College Football one of the biggest mockeries in the sports world. The recent increase of vacated wins and awards has made me downright sick, and now a video game company is getting involved in the farce.
If you have ever played an EA Sports game that is tailored to the collegiate ranks you know that none of the players are allowed to be used by name considering the restrictions put on the student athletes. Yes, this is the same company that makes millions off of games like Madden for the NFL game and NCAA Football.
The company is in hot water for an apparent gaffe in the game NCAA Football 10 where the the package “Shotgun Twin QB Tebow – Motion Stay” was used before Tim Tebow‘s senior season in Gainesville. As an unpaid college student, it is illegal to use the Florida Gators‘ ex-Heisman trophy winner’s name in the game.
This is where I have beef with the powers that be in college football.
Why is it okay for the top-notch coaches of the sport to make upwards of $4 million a year but whenever a player wants to make some money it’s completely illegal and frowned upon? If this path of greed continues more and more allegations are just going to come flying out as we have already seen the Oregon Ducks, Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers and USC Trojans all get penalized in just the last calendar year.
Not allowing these college players to make money on even the most simplistic things like a video game shows just how lopsided the economics of this sport are.