schools at the Ivy level like Stanford do not offer scholarships to athletes unqualified academically.
I never said that he was unqualified. I do think that he is under qualified. Some seem to think that absent his soccer skills, he would or could qualify academically.
the kid is smart. Many top schools would be happy to have him as a student.
I have yet to see anything supporting this assertion.
He has foregone the opportunity for a sports scholarship
This is where I came in. A $250K gamble.
top schools get more academically qualified applicants than they have room for.
Who said otherwise? Still, sports skills are worth 200 SAT points at many top schools, close to 400 at Stanford.
I am not sure why you are showing such animosity towards him ...
I have no animosity towards him at all. I welcome him to the professional ranks, and hope that he has a long and successful career, leading us to many trophies.
I only question the reasoning of those who doubt the value of what he has forgone. I hope that RB has or will compensate him adequately for this.
I do disagree with those who make unsupported claims about his academic skills and achievements, having seen no evidence of either. Perhaps someone will be kind enough to post a link demonstrating either.