Originally Posted by dougdirt
Unlike other professions though, you actually can leave college after 3 years, without graduating and go play in the NFL. Heck, you only have to go to college for a semester to go play in the NBA and in both cases, not a single class that you are required to take has anything at all to do with the next step in your career other than they are mandatory so other people can make money off of you. It is a joke. The athletes are getting royally screwed.
No, they're really not. The athletes in question receive first class training for their chosen profession at no cost to themselves and those who aren't quite good enough to make it to the NFL end up with a college degree and no student loan debt.
Nobody is forcing these kids to go to college. If they want to try to find an alternate way to hone their skills and make it to the NFL, they're certainly free to do so.