Todd Gurley and Johnny Manziel recently had some jokes about taking money while in college.
Dan Patrick dropped an incredible report Tuesday about how Tennessee recruits were being handed McDonald’s bags full of cash. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Source: Tennessee #Vols got sloppy with recruiting. They were handing recruits cash in McDonald’s bags when they visited campus.
Also a name to look out for to fill the Head Coaching vacancy: Jason Witten pic.twitter.com/HKDd02rldz
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) January 19, 2021
Naturally, that led to some comedy. In response to a tweet from Mike Davis about not being paid, Todd Gurley tweeted, “Should’ve sign some memorabilia.”
The Texas A&M Heisman winner simply responded to Gurley with, “Facts.”
Should’ve sign some memorabilia ???? https://t.co/E6yuNuKWCA
— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) January 19, 2021
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) January 20, 2021
Seven years after I was investigating Johnny Manziel for getting paid to sign autographs while still in school, Johnny Manziel admits in interview he got paid while in school. Promises to go into more detail later.
(Warning on language…) pic.twitter.com/RZubZAyt44
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 2, 2020
These tweets from Gurley and Manziel really just go to show how little people care about players getting paid under the table at this point.
Ten years ago, former college stars claiming to have been paid would have resulted in outrage from fans and almost certainly an NCAA investigation.
Now, it doesn’t even move the needle.
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Hell, in another 10 years, we might see boosters handing out money on the sidelines. I wouldn’t rule anything out at this point.
The old days of the NCAA and players not making a penny are rapidly disappearing.
Let us know in the comments what you think about players getting paid!