This has to give the authoritarian oligarchs of college football a real bad feeling about what’s to come. But we’ll get back to that in a minute.
For now, good on Leonard Fournette. Good on Christian McCaffrey. Good on them for sizing up a corrupt system, then saying no thanks. And good on them for setting an example.
Fournette, an LSU running back, and McCaffrey, a Stanford running back, are the faces of what’s suddenly become college football’s newest trend. They’re among the sport’s biggest starts, yet they won’t take the field when their respective schools play in season-ending bowl games soon. Read more…