Not surprisingly, NCAA sanction-addled USC has enacted new, stringent rules for media coverage of its football team this season.
(I WON’T GIVE A PLAYER A HOUSE certification curiously left out)
All media attending USC football practices and games now has to sign off on a form that, among other things, certifies that that media member is not an agent.
Here’s that passage from the document you have to sign:
You certify that you are not an agent (e.g., sports agent, marketing agent or financial advisor to athletes) or any such agent’s employee, representative or affiliate (including “runners”).
Okay, that might be a little overboard. More like USC is making a statement to NCAA - via the media - that if its overkill you want, its overkill you get.
Also interesting to note that USC has enacted another brand-new policy regarding the team’s locker room. Read more…