Originally Posted by Javy Pornstache
I understand you may be speaking rhetorically there, but, though I can't speak for Orton, I can personally tell you there is certainly loyalty to UK from John, Demarcus and EB, and you will see that as they return many times over the years for basketball camps, public appearances, team get-togethers, etc. I do know what you mean about players in a lot of cases not caring about the rules if they are merely making a pitstop at a place they never intend on returning after their eight months there or whatever. This is why it's so important to recruit not only on talent but on character as well.
Yeah I was speaking rhetorically. I don't know any of the UK player's intentions.
In the old system where a player was in college for two, three or four years, he had an economic incentive not to make himself ineligible through grades or agent dealings or anything because they would miss time and it would look bad on them before the draft.
Even if they expected to go pro, there was more uncertainty so a player wouldn't want to screw up his fall back option.
And of course as many of us have experienced, after four years of being campus you develop more of an affinity to the place.
If a player comes through Kentucky, or Indiana, or UC, or tOSU in one year and is a top draft pick, what does he care if they're put on probation after he signs his rookie contract? It's not like whatever school he attended even gave him a special opportunity to showcase his game, any school would have done it.
I'd be interested to see if University's can start putting language in the scholarship offers that if they have to say vacate wins or if the players' actions while under scholarship jeapordize the school that they can sue the player for damages?