Bama advising players to take medical hardships?

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  1. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Alabama Crimson Tide Football Has Some Unhappy Castaways - WSJ.com

    thoughts?
     
  2. col reb

    col reb Founding Member

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    I wouldn't think he would offer one unless the young man was truely incapable of playing again. If that is the case, it helps the player to continue his education. If it is a scam, the right medical doctors and lawyers could certainly embarrass Saban and Bama.
     
  3. bhelmLSU

    bhelmLSU Founding Member Staff Member

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    A little tactic used by many coaches around the country. I think there should be some additional rules added and more accountability.
     
  4. SyrTiger

    SyrTiger ooo yea thats hot

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    As long as Alabama can't dictate where that player might play again after recovering from an injury it shouldn't matter, I don't think.

    I'm not sure why it really matters because they can't play football for the team again.
     
  5. cadillacattack

    cadillacattack Illegitimi non carborundum est

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    it matters because it allows any program that abuses the rule to utilize a greater overall number of total scholarships ..... an unfair advantage that competitors do not have.

    Essentially, the abuse of the medical redshirt rule allows a program to use a loophole as a parking lot for "nonproductive players."

    Granted, a case like Tyrone Prothro is a suitable use for such a hardship, while some others are simply a way to skirt the spirit of the rule.

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  6. LSUTiga

    LSUTiga TF Pubic Relations

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    Like that Bear Bryant scholarship?
     

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