Monday, August 28, 2017 12:20 PM


Since Rutgers played Princeton in the first college football game back in 1869[1], college athletes have been splitting time between the classroom and contests on the field or at an indoor facility. And since the 1860s, such players in college, and even high school, have had to labor under the label dumb jock. This generally false insult is now being advanced by a starting football player and sportswriter for reasons that are unclear.

Starting UCLA QB Josh Rosen gave an interview to Bleacher Report[2] where he claimed that football and school dont go together. They just dont. Trying to do both is like trying to do two full-time jobs ... Human beings dont belong in school with our schedules. No one in their right mind should have a football players schedule and go to school.

When Matt Hayes, Bleacher Reports reporter, pointed out players who graduated in three years, Rosen replied, Im not knocking what those guys accomplished but certain schools are easier than others. The economics major went on to say, If I wanted to graduate in ...

News source: HUFF POST

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