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Within the next week or two, student-athletes from all over the country will be gathering on college campuses to prepare for another football season.
At least one of them will have a big, fat insurance policy paid for out of the Student Assistant Fund. That’s the fund that schools use to help kids who may need money to fly home for a funeral or to visit a sick relative. You would think that an organization like the NCAA, which, until this year actually had rules against giving football players cream cheese for their bagels, would have a big problem with that.
Texas A&M’s problem was that its All-Everything offensive tackle, Cedric Ogbuehi, was thinking about declaring for the NFL draft after it was presumed that he would be a number one draft pick.
How do you prevent a kid from signing up for the mulit-million dollar signing bonuses that number one picks get?
You insure him for a few million dollars against a career ending injury. The associate AD for football, Justin Moore, told Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports that it’s a loophole in the NCAA rules that, “I don’t think many schools know about it. It’s a game changer.”