Really? They’re playing a sport. Come on...you’re being a little ridiculous the other direction.
As a resident I worked 120hrs/week and was paid less than a nurse. Sorry...playing football or basketball is hardly an indentured worker. Yeah..no.
And just like that, Mississippi State or The University of Delaware never get a chance for another Jerry Rice or Joe Flacco again...
as big as the disparity in recruiting is now, can you only imagine what it would be if one program could pay their players and another couldn’t?
Those lines do not give an advantage, if anything they hinder proper alignment. This is one of those things I hate, people are too damn concerned about what others are doing. If drawing a line "feels illegal" to you then don't do it. Hell, you can even get some satisfaction in knowing that the people that are doing it are probably hurting themselves. BUT, to try and get it made illegal because you don't like it makes you a busy body.