NCAA's antics will push talent away 

September, 24, 2009

The NCAA's war on its own players -- at least its baseball players -- appears to be moving into a new, more aggressive phase. It has to do with a questionnaire obtained by several of us at, including myself and Jerry Crasnick, who wrote about this new development earlier this week.

The questionnaire was sent to players who were drafted this June but did not sign. It asks recipients to violate their own attorney-client privilege in a number of ways while also asking them to provide the NCAA with evidence that would allow it to revoke the players' eligibility, should the judicial order issued by Judge Tygh Tone in February be vacated or overturned at any point. (The judge ruled that the NCAA cannot prevent players from hiring advisers in direct contact with major league clubs.)