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No more Reggie Bush-esque scandals in the new college football league.
With the NCAA out of the picture, the newly created league would also act as a regulatory body. Similar to the NCAA, the new college football league would regulate all player recruitment and team violations.
Similar to the NFL as a league regulatory body, across-the-board rules with consistent penalties could be put in place to keep teams and conferences in check. Because this would be a for-profit league instead of a more non-profit organizational setup as is the NCAA, the league would be able to act more consistently in how it dealt with schools, players and coaches.
The last item is key. With today's NCAA, we often find that teams or players are punished for actions that mainly were the fault of coaches. With a new independent for-profit regulatory and organizational body in place, the league would be free to fine coaches as well. The fear of missing paychecks would go a long way in keep coaching staffs in line with how they recruited players and how they handled behind-the-scenes business.
While a consistent topic of argument, this new independent league would also regulate player pay. Player pay is coming, exists now behind closed doors and is a difficult topic in and of itself.
While players do in fact receive educations and special legal perks worth, in some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are restricted from working to make extra spending cash, from selling their own jerseys and apparel and other items and the restrictions often make the "20 dollar handshake" legitimate in their minds due to various personal circumstances.
The schools they play for are making millions off their team play and in many cases individual jerseys and names.
A new for-profit league apart from the NCAA could set rates and regulate more generous stipends for the modern college football player who is earning millions for his school via apparel, television contracts, etc. The results of which could curtail behind-the-scenes payoffs to a huge degree.
Furthermore, the introduction of player payment could, on equal footing with pay, come with league fines and game suspensions. The thought of not only missing play time, but also being fined will create a huge negative psychological impact on players' considerations of cheating.
Additionally, while this works in the NFL to an extent, the problem with the fear of the fine with a professional league is that certain players make huge sums more money than others. With equal across-the-board payment to players in an independent college football league, league fines could be established at set rates that, along with play-time bans, would keep any and every college football player in line.
The future is bright in this modern college football era. If you have a different take, let's hear about it in the comments!