Excessive college football team rules cramping athletes’ identities

The Intercollegiate: Connecticut’s Randy Edsall asserts himself, quite publicly, as a pro-player college football coach. In 2019, after the passage of California’s landmark law allowing college athletes to profit off their names, images and likeness, Edsall enthusiastically embraced the idea. “I hope every state in the union passes the bill,” he said. In August, when UConn became the first FBS program to cancel its season because of the novel coronavirus, he cited his players’ concerns. “I wanted to make sure that our players had a say in this,” he said. “Because you take a look at a lot of these things that are going on — these players really didn’t have a say in anything.”

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