Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, NCAA, Rules, Money, Professional athletes
National Collegiate Athletic Association; Rules; Money; Professional athletes
It was reported yesterday that Jeremy Bloom one of the top mogul skiers in the U.S. is seeking an injunction against the NCAA. Bloom wants to play football at the University of Colorado this year but NCAA regulations will not allow it because Bloom has received money for personal appearances, endorsements, and modeling. These are related to his skiing skills, not his football prowess. Although the NCAA will allow an athlete to sign a professional contract in one sport and compete in another sport, NCAA bylaws allow them to receive money from other pro sports only if that money is made in salary.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Jeremy Bloom, the NCAA, and Hypocrisy" (2002). On Sport and Society. 570.