I thought he had already decided to transfer and was shopping schools before he was even told that someone yelled a slur at him that he didn't hear from the stands.
If so, that could hardly reasonably be considered a reason for leaving a school he already was in the process of leaving.
him the n word repeatedly from the stands was on the baseball team. Justin Fields also happened to be on the baseball team. I don’t t blame him for wanting to leave Georgia after that episode. Also I don’t fault the NCAA for granting the waiver under such circumstances. Also, I would contend that the fact his sister decided to play softball for UGA should have no bearing on whether he should or should not have been granted the waiver. These statements also have no bearing on whether or not Gilman should have been granted a waiver.
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that Fields was already looking to transfer at that point. In fact, it doesn’t t look like he started looking to transfer until December. Google is your friend.
My understanding is that he wasn't aware of the incident at the time and didn't become aware of it until later. I thought I had read that it was much later in time. But looks like it became public much sooner than I realized.
His NFL dream was on the line
Shea Patterson was supposedly misled on the extent of sanctions Ole Miss was getting (yeah, the highly recruited QB was totally in the dark on what Ole Miss did). Fields had a slur yelled at him that was so damaging, his sister committed to UGA to play softball mere weeks later.
Just wait until Tate Martell gets his waiver for "the offensive coordinator who recruited me to Ohio State is now head coach, clearly I have to leave".
And yet the government literally changing the terms of your contract after you sign it isn't a good enough reason. Ridiculous. I'll never get over that.
Immediate transfer...no problem!
PED issues...no worries!
No diploma...your call!
Just keep your hands off the gold.
All transfers should be able to play the next season. Or coaches should have same limitations - if you leave, you can't work for a year or two if in conference.
Transfers should be eligible to play the next season.
The only limitation I would put on it is that they can't transfer to a school in the same conference, or one that is on the schedule of their current school during the years of their eligibility.
That would still leave them close to 100 division one options.
even more opportunities for abuse. How do you keep teams from poaching other teams’ stars, even if you try to mandate that any transfer can only be initiated by the player seeking a transfer?
That's what the handsomely paid coaching staff should have to worry about. Some of these coaching staffs have 50+ members, and head coaches are making millions. I don't give a shit if their jobs get a little bit harder, especially if it means making life better for those who are most vulnerable/most taken advantage of (i.e., the players).
Twenty years ago, I'd have had a different perspective. But things have gotten so ridiculous since then that I've become an advocate for the players...screw the old men who use and abuse these kids to earn generational wealth.
And the answer is that those poaching teams can be poached. Treat them well, keep the players happy, and help them develop - that is, make it better for them to stay. Will they leave, sure, but why should their movement be limited.
I think it would reduce the effect of abuse as those who are recruited over are not punished by having to sit somewhere else.