In recent weeks, LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey have announced that they are skipping their respective team’s bowl games to prepare for the NFL Draft.
Fournette, who is ditching LSU for the Citrus Bowl, has already chose an agent and received gifts:
— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) December 19, 2016
Fournette does have another reason to go after the money:
Only person I owe something too….. pic.twitter.com/QaLDGDC9Nw
— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) December 20, 2016
McCaffrey will skip the Sun Bowl despite being guaranteed $5 million if he happened to suffer a career-ending injury:
If Christian McCaffrey got hurt in the bowl game & could never play again, he'd get a tax free $5 million, per his insurance policy.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 19, 2016
Colin Cowherd doesn’t have a problem with the kids chasing money:
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 19, 2016
Former NFL star Cris Carter has a different opinion:
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 20, 2016
Alabama’s Nick Saban probably has the best explanation: