Kids sponsorship and ncaa

Not sure if this is true but if a kid gets sponsored in bjj mma or anyother sport are they unable to participate in ncaa sports when they get to college? Phone Post

Anyone know? Phone Post

Could be an issue. A young golfer won a big prize and was not paid to participate and he left the prize money and trophy so he could remain eligible for scholarships. Essentially he did not want to become "Pro".

Ingrained Media - Could be an issue. A young golfer won a big prize and was not paid to participate and he left the prize money and trophy so he could remain eligible for scholarships. Essentially he did not want to become "Pro".

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I'm not 100% sure but I think at the D1 level you cant be a paid participant in another sport.
Example, division 1 wrestler cannot be a pro MMA guy.
However, I have seen a NAIA wrestler compete as a pro so either the rules are different, I am wrong, or he was just banking nobody found out . Phone Post

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Ingrained Media - Could be an issue. A young golfer won a big prize and was not paid to participate and he left the prize money and trophy so he could remain eligible for scholarships. Essentially he did not want to become "Pro".

Could not find any information on this Phone Post


15 yr Old Amateur Lydia Ko Wins Canadian Open and refuses the prize.

NCAA ruled a Minn wrestler was ineligible for selling a rap song
money.http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/sports/wrestler-hoping-to-inspire-through-song-loses-eligibility.html?_r=0

Missy Franklin put off endorsement deals to save her eligibility

"Franklin, who will soon be a high school senior in Aurora, Colo., has already turned down $100,000 in prize money and many times that in endorsements, the Wall Street Journal estimated."

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/olympics/missy-franklin-forgo-millions-swim-college/story?id=16923530#.UXdktCs4VXc