US Rep blames greed of several college football programs for 'ruining the sport' with NIL

House Democratic Leadership Hold News Conference At Capitol
House Democratic Leadership Hold News Conference At Capitol / Drew Angerer/GettyImages

US Rep Brendan Boyle, a democrat from Pennsylvania, accused a few college football programs for ruining the sport -- this in response to the subcommittee of the House Education and the Workforce Committee scheduling a hearing next Tuesday, titled “Safeguarding student-athletes from NLRB misclassification."

"Rather than having yet another hearing on NIL or this, maybe we should hold a hearing on what’s really hurting college football: the tremendous greed on the part of a few programs and conferences that is threatening to ruin the sport," Boyle posted on X.

On3's Peter Nakos reports that the focus of this meeting will be on labor rulings as opposed to enacting NIL guidelines.

"Unlike past hearings focused on enacting guidelines in name, image and likeness, next Tuesday’s legislative hearing will be aimed at tackling labor rulings that could reshape the future of college sports," he wrote.

College football's NIL rules have been deemed a 'disaster' by former head coach and current senator Tommy Tuberville

NIL seems to be one of the few issues capable of bringing together the left and the right on the United States political spectrum. Of course it would be an issue pertaining to young people making money at the expense of millionaires.

Republican senator Tommy Tuberville from Alabama, a former Auburn football head coach and the current senior senator from his state, has called NIL a disaster.

“Today we are meeting with coaches, athletic directors and administrators from several different conferences here in Washington, D.C., talking about the disastrous new NIL rules,” Tuberville prefaced before saying, “And they are a disaster.”

That was in June 2023, and not much, if anything, has been done to curtail the current system. If anything, the doors were blown open in December when just about every student in the country was given a transfer waiver.

Time will tell how this goes, but very few, if any pundits, believe this will end well for all parties involved.