The NCAA and agents

Here’s what the NCAA had to say late last fall to its football players regarding their eligibility and contact with agents and professional teams.

The five points below were highlighted information in a lengthy memo dated Nov. 28, 2014 and issued to all NCAA football players with remaining eligibility.

Five Points to Remember

You will lose your eligibility IF:

1. You agree orally or in writing to be represented by an agent or any individual acting on behalf of the agent (e.g., runner).

2. You accept any benefits from an agent, a prospective agent or any individual acting on behalf of the agent (e.g., runner).

3. You participate in a tryout with a professional team that lasts longer than 48 hours, which you have not personally financed.

4. You tryout with a professional team during the academic year and miss class.

5. You enter the draft AND do not take the appropriate steps to withdraw and declare your intention to resume intercollegiate participation.

There’s much more in the memo that says how the NCAA defines “agent” and what is allowable for NCAA football players who have an eye on a professional career.

Here’s the memo.


Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Killer_Beeze

    A player riding in an agent’s car (against NCAA rules) is a slap on the wrist infraction. The punishment: the player must reimburse the agent for the cost of the gasoline. Big deal.
    Time to move on from this non story.

  • fred

    I think that they should also suspend him for the Tenn-Martin game just to show that they mean business. chuckle.

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