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.