Bryce Brown, a Wichita high school football star TB will play in the CFL for $5 million a year for 3 years ($15 mil)
Good luck with that Bryce.
[b]NY TIMES Pete Thamel[url=http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/04/bryce-brown-to-the-cfl/]http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/0 ... o-the-cfl/[/url]
WICHITA, Kan. – The top-ranked player in last year’s high school basketball class, Brandon Jennings, skipped college to play professionally overseas. Could the same thing happen in football?
Brian Butler, the controversial manager of the top-ranked football recruit, Bryce Brown, is open to the idea. Butler told The Times that if approached by a Canadian Football League team, he’d consider sending Brown there.
Butler said he planned to have someone explore the possibility of Brown playing in the C.F.L. next season. “If they were talking about any amount of real money, I’d guarantee it,? Butler said of Brown potentially playing in the C.F.L. He mentioned a C.F.L. team paying Brown $5 million a year for three years.
Brown would be eligible to play in the C.F.L., because there’s no minimum age limit. In the N.F.L., a player has to be three years removed from his high school graduation class. But Brown’s price tag could be a hitch in Butler’s plans: C.F.L. teams have $4.2 million salary cap … per team.
Still, this notion raises an interesting possibility. Could we actually see a player leave an American high school and go straight to Canada?[/b]