High School football star wants $15 mil to play in CFL

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

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]

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...wonder if agent Butler was approached by the Halifax Destroyer's GM Rick Mercer?

Some of these agents are really uninformed... :lol:


This was 3 years ago. And he's with the eagles right now

As a 7th round pick. Wonder if he's making 5M a year? :roll:

You got great advice there, kid. :thup:

so why is this thread even here if this is old news and not even relevant?

Does the arena league or UFL have an age limit, he could try there, CFL sure won't be calling

That wouldn't surprise me! :thup:

In other breaking news, this just in - - Rocket Ismail has announced that he will leave Notre Dame to sign with Toronto.

The new Ottawa team coming in 14 could sign him?

Yaeh...with each team having less the a 5 mil cap...that will work. I guess we should applaud the US school system for having the right priorities. :lol: