You gotta get paid to play.  

the NCAA introduced new rules which allowed players to profit from their own NILs. But there are several notable athletes and teams who would’ve greatly benefitted from these new rule changes some years earlier.

This includes former USC running back Reggie Bush, who had to vacate his 2005 Heisman Trophy award after an investigation determined that he had received improper benefits. In 2011, the Trojans were also stripped of their 2004 national championship. In a recent video posted on his TikTok account, former NFL quarterback Jordan Palme detailed a loophole that boosters would use to pay college athletes.

This is how the NCAA defines a booster:

“Boosters play a role in providing student-athletes with a positive experience through their enthusiastic efforts. They can support teams and athletics departments through donations of time and financial resources which help student-athletes succeed on and off the playing field.”

Jordan explains that the “boosters” would set up online poker games. The other competitors would “raise”, then “fold” on the river so that the athlete could win
Watch below:

@jordanpalmer Ways they used to pay college players before NIL ⬆️ Portal officially opens up today. There are going to be a lot of hot takes around the “good of the game”. I’m glad this stuff is out in the open, and we can start to get a market established. #nil #transfer #collegefootball #transferwindow #collegefootballnews #transferportal #nilnews ♬ original sound – Jordan Palmer

Jordan played four seasons for the University of Texas at El Paso (2003 to 2006). He is second all-time in passing yards among Miners players (11,084) and passing touchdowns (88). Only Trevor Vittatoe, who played for UTEP from 2007 to 2010, has more.

Washington drafted Palmer in the sixth round, 205th overall, in the 2007 NFL Draft. However, he was released by the team before the regular season started. He was on the Bengals’ roster, alongside brother Carson, from 2008 to 2010, and the younger Palmer saw a bit of playing time with the Tennessee Titans in 2014.

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