Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I am a little late to the party but I really don't understand the huge uproar created by this story. To me its kinda a "welcome to the real world" type event. There are a lot of ESPN people claiming "its not fair" which is a shocker to me. When do we realize that life isn't fair. Its not different than someone signing a no complete clause with a job. If you sign the clause you have to abide by it. It may not be fair, but you accepted those terms when you accepted the job.
There have been plenty of non-compete clauses thrown out by courts over the years because they were overly restrictive. A student-athlete already has to burn one of his five-to-play-four in order to transfer, which is a big enough penalty in my book without piling on by restricting where he can be after he sits out the year. In most of these instances, when weighing the impact on the student-athlete versus the minimal likelihood any real harm would be caused to the control freak making seven figures, I think it's the coach who needs to hear the "you don't run the world" speech now and then. Not picking on Ryan, I'm talking about pretty much all of them.
As for the uproar -- honestly, I think a lot of people out there weren't aware college coaches were able to do this. It's been this way for a long time, so I'm not sure why it suddenly became news, but then, a lot of college sports' dirty little secrets seem to be getting out lately.