Originally Posted by reds1869
The bigger issue is agreements between the NFL, NBA and MLB that limit a young player's ability to play pro ball right out of high school. MLB allows draftees to play affiliated ball upon HS graduation but makes them attend college for a few years if they choose to play in the NCAA. The NFL and NBA all but force kids to briefly attend college. So, in essence, the pro leagues have agreements with the NCAA that protect their business interests while limiting the options of talented young players.
That's not an issue at all. The courts have decided it's perfectly legal. Just ask Maurice Clarrett.
There's nothing wrong with a business demanding a minimum age or a certain degree of education before being hired.
If you want to start the Reds1869 Football League and you want to admit kids of any age, you are free to do so. There are other football and baseball leagues and all of them can set their own rules
It's a non issue