Jordan Addison’s situation remains unresolved, with USC, Texas and Alabama on the hunt for the elite wide receiver who recently entered the transfer portal.
The Addison case is just one of many where rumors of NIL deals have caused a stir in the college sports industry. What started as an attempt to allow athletes to market themselves and make money from local businesses in the cities and towns where they play college sports has evolved into something else entirely: paid play.
The NCAA is scrambling to provide more structure to this not very organized system, but the NCAA itself has refused to deal with this problem for the past few years, so it has only itself to blame for the mess.
It’s certainly not Lincoln Riley’s fault. He and other coaches are just trying to get an edge in this chaotic landscape. USC’s involvement in the Jordan Addison Portal recruiting saga is not outrageous, although many outside the USC program wanted to believe the worst about Trojans and Riley when rumors circulated a few years ago. weeks on a NIL deal with Addison.
We talked about Addison, NIL, pay-for-play and NCAA reforms with Jason Powers from the Powers on Sports podcast. Subscribe, like and share Jason’s podcast. (We also discussed other topics, but USC, Riley, Addison and NCAA reforms were the focus of the show.)
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— Jason Powers (@jposports) May 12, 2022