Rules regarding NC State's Wilson's football eligibility
June, 11, 2010
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com
Just in case anyone has any questions about NCAA rules and NC State quarterback Russell Wilson's football eligibility as he simultaneously pursues a professional baseball career, NC State's sports information and compliance offices helped clear a few things up as to how Wilson can protect his amateur status in football:
1. Wilson can sign a professional baseball contract with a professional team and still return this fall to play football for NC State. He can receive money and benefits from a professional baseball team.
2. He can receive a scholarship to play football as long as he maintains his amateur status in football.
3. He can sign with an agent. ALL contracts and conversations with an agent must be specific to baseball.
4. He can receive money and benefits from an agent as long as No. 3 is met.
5. He can't sign any commercial endorsement deal.