Originally Posted by dougdirt
So if you become a doctor at 28 instead of 27 you should take 25% of the pay for the first 4 years of your job?
It sucks for those guys and frankly it is unfair. You can't slice it any other way.
I would buy that it sucks this year for seniors, who may not have known what the new draft rules were, and it might even suck for the senior class next year. However, the draft rules should be well known and documented by next year. Players can come out after high school and have much more leverage.
And as I said before, if the players are worth their weight, the bonus will be meaningless as they'll make plenty more at The Show.