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  • NCAA rejects Bloom's bid to play football, accept endorsements

    Aug. 17, 2004
    SportsLine.com wire reports

    BOULDER, Colo. -- The NCAA has denied Jeremy Bloom's request to play football at Colorado while accepting endorsements to support his skiing career.

    The decision, announced Tuesday, likely means Bloom's football career is over unless the NCAA reverses itself on appeal, university spokeswoman Lindsey Bab**** said.

    She said the university plans an appeal.

    Bloom, a world champion freestyle skier, was training with the U.S. Ski Team in Chile. Ski team officials did not immediately return a telephone message.

    In a statement released by the university, Bloom said he was "shocked and saddened."

    The NCAA rejected a request from Bloom and the university for a waiver of rules that prevent college athletes from accepting endorsement income, the university said Tuesday.

    Bloom, a junior receiver, has been battling the NCAA for more than two years over whether he can accept endorsement money as a professional skier and still keep his eligibility to play college football.

    Bloom started accepting endorsement money last winter, saying he could no longer afford to train for skiing without them. The Colorado Court of Appeals denied his request for an injunction against the NCAA in May.

    He then filed his latest request with the NCAA for a waiver.


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    Re: NCAA rejects Bloom's bid to play football, accept endorsements

    ok,so if the NCAA isn't going to allow Bloom to play due to endorsements, then pay these guys. This is ridiculous. Go to LonghornsLtd.com, and you'll see Cedric Benson jersey's for sale. He's a senior, and dosen't get a frickin dime for it. However, the NCAA gets a take because it has their logo on the dad gum thing.

    The NCAA is the most backstabbing organization in organized sports.

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    • #3
      Re: NCAA rejects Bloom's bid to play football, accept endorsements

      So what's the difference between Bloom and someone playing minor league baseball while they are still in college playing football? If I'm not mistaken Drew Henson and Ricky Williams both played in the minors while still playing college football. The guy is not making money playing football and he will be representing the US, so let him play.

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        Re: NCAA rejects Bloom's bid to play football, accept endorsements

        a waiver of rules that prevent college athletes from accepting endorsement income
        ... to endorse a commodity in conjunction with the sport from which their popularity has arisen ... [Endstop.]


        Another glaring example of the hypocrisy with which much long-standing institutions are riddled.

        If Bloom can multi-task impeccably, then the authorities need to stand aside and let the new regime take over. What was Bloom thinking of doing? Displaying advertising paraphenalia over his football garb?

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          Re: NCAA rejects Bloom's bid to play football, accept endorsements

          Originally posted by sprtsmac
          So what's the difference between Bloom and someone playing minor league baseball while they are still in college playing football? If I'm not mistaken Drew Henson and Ricky Williams both played in the minors while still playing college football. The guy is not making money playing football and he will be representing the US, so let him play.
          The NCAA allows athletes who make a salary in one sport play another. However, they won't allow an athlete to take endorsements then play another sport. That would leave too big a can of worms to open. Case in point, UT sells jerseys of current players. The only way that the players could get money for them is to accept endorsements from Nike. Well, that would cut into the NCAA's take on the revenues from the jersey sales.

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            Re: NCAA rejects Bloom's bid to play football, accept endorsements

            they definitely should not be paid, their education is their payment.

            The NCAA is corrupt and backward. I can enter the NHL or MLB draft and not lose my eligibility, but if I do that in the NFL or NBA I do. I can understand their concern, but it's unfair across the board and there are too many people with their hand in the cookie jar.

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              House panel hears from Bloom in probe of NCAA
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              Bloom, who would have been a junior receiver at Colorado this year, lost his college eligibility because of endorsement deals he received as a professional skier. He is a world champion in freestyle moguls and a 2002 Olympian.

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            • DJRamFan
              Bloom loses final appeal to play football, accept endorsements
              by DJRamFan
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              BOULDER, Colo. -- Jeremy Bloom's college football career is officially over. The junior receiver lost a last-ditch effort to keep his college eligibility Tuesday when an NCAA panel turned down his appeal to be allowed to receive endorsements as a professional skier and still play football for Colorado.

              "We're all really disappointed, even though we knew going into today there was only a small chance for reversal," Colorado head coach Gary Barnett said. "Personally, I'm extremely disappointed in the lack of flexibility by the NCAA. I just hope the next group of youngsters that are out there currently participating in these extreme sports will somehow profit from Jeremy's experience."

              Bloom, the reigning world champion in freestyle moguls and a 2002 Olympian, has been battling the NCAA for two years. He started accepting endorsements last winter, claiming he can't afford to prepare for the 2006 Torino Olympics without financial support.

              NCAA rules allow athletes to accept salaries as professionals in other sports, but they aren't allowed to accept money from sponsors. The NCAA has held firm in its stance, ruling last week that Bloom willfully violated NCAA rules by accepting endorsements.

              Bloom, who is in Chile for a training camp with the U.S. National Ski Team, appealed the ruling last week, saying he owed it to himself and his teammates to exhaust all avenues before giving up.

              The five-member NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee turned down the appeal after hearing presentations from Bloom, Colorado and the NCAA in a conference call. The NCAA did not release specifics of the decision.

              "I'm just disappointed that we weren't able to get this approved for Jeremy," said Lindsey Bab****, Colorado's director of compliance. "He was tremendous to work with, and did a fantastic job on the conference call explaining his situation to the committee. We're sad for him, and all we can do is wish him the best in his skiing pursuits and in all his endeavors."

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