The Rush: NCAA reportedly on verge of allowing student-athletes to get paid

The NFL formulated a contingency plan in case the 2020 season is unable to begin on time, the NCAA may be in trouble as point guard Daishen Nix reneged on his letter of intent to play at UCLA in favor of the NBA G League and an NCAA working group is reportedly recommending that student-athletes be allowed to earn money from sponsors and endorsements. PLUS the best videos from around the world in today’s installment of What’s Good While Quarantined.

Video Transcript

- Yo, Lightcheese Larry, you know that the parks are closed, right?

LARRY MORENO: Well, I don't need but one shot, bro.

- One shot? Now, nah-- what?

LARRY MORENO: Come on, man. One shot.

JARED QUAY: And he leaves the ball? Oh! My guy is dominating quarantine, no doubt. But he ain't the only one. Stick around so we can see what the rest of y'all have been doing during the 'rona. Spoiler alert, y'all freaks, and I dig it. But

First we gotta talk about the NFL, 'cause they finally admitted this whole COVID thing is kind of a nuisance. After promising for a month that the 2020 season would start on time no matter what, 'cause this is America damn it--

- America!

JARED QUAY: --the league finally developed a contingency plan in case it can't. The first game will be played in October. And the season will be played with no by-weeks, no Pro Bowl, and a two-week delay to the Super Bowl.

Which sucks 'cause my brother is a Pro-Bowl'er, and I love going to Disney World. Whenever the NFL does return, at least we know what we're going get. But with college basketball, nobody knows.

- Nobody?

- Nobody.

JARED QUAY: That's because the trend of top recruits skipping school to join the NBA's G-League is picking up steam. Yesterday, point guard Daishen Nix became the first top recruit to renege on a signed letter of intent, telling UCLA--

- Nah.

JARED QUAY: He joins Jalen Green and Isaiah Todd in taking the $5000,000 and a promise of tuition down the road from the development league, which is kind of like winning the lottery when the alternative is joining the evil empire that's the NCAA. But yesterday, the evil empire struck back.

In what's gotta be a very related story, the NCAA suggested at a board meeting that-- you know what? Allowing student athletes to be paid by sponsors might not be a terrible idea.

- You think?

JARED QUAY: Bottom line, anything that makes the NCAA treat athletes like people is good. But not as good as what some of y'all been up to during this quarantine.

- What's good on the internet today? I'll tell you what's good, while quarantined.