Todd Gurley, who was suspended for four games at UGA in 2014 by the NCAA, wore a t-shirt ripping the governing body of college athletics.
Gurley now plays for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, and he wore the shirt at his weekly press conference on Thursday.
The t-shirt had NCAA in bold letters vertically, and read “Not Concerned About Athletes.”
“I’ll just let my shirt speak for itself,” Gurley said, per the AP.
“Just being a college athlete and obviously going through suspension and all that stuff, you’ve got to see both sides of it,” he added. “Obviously everyone has their own opinion, but I’m always for the athlete. So more ways for the athletes to make some decent money off their name, for sure, they deserve it.”
During Gurley’s junior season at UGA, the star running back was suspended four games after he was reportedly paid $3,000 for signing autographs and memorabilia. If you remember, Gurley suffered a season-ending knee injury in his first game back, ending his career for the Bulldogs.
Last month, California’s governor “signed into law a bill that will make it easier for college athletes in the state to profit from their own name, image and likeness, beginning in 2023.”
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