Well Now, Wait A Minute…Wilson May Not Be Gone Just Yet
Steven lays it out pretty good here:
I don’t know the particulars of the NCAA rules involved with this sort of thing, but after reading up on Jake Locker’s situation (Locker signed a six-year deal with the Angels last summer and continues to play football for the University of Washington), it looks like the two main things are:
1.) He can’t hire an agent.
2.) He’ll have to give up his football scholarship and pay his own way. If Wilson signs a baseball contract, he’ll be considered a walk-on.
Interesting, to say the least. The NCAA rule book seems to be its quirkiest when dealing with baseball, for some reason.
I thought initially when I heard Wilson say he planned to return to play football in the fall it was a means to increase his negotiating leverage, but the latest accounts all seem to indicate that he indeed plans to return.
Just another chapter in the interesting career of Russell Wilson.