D3 asked in SportsFootball (American) · 7 months ago

can a fan pay a player to sign with a certain team?

I don’t know why I thought of this, but earlier today I was wondering if some billionaire fan of a sports team could in theory give a player a massive check to sign with their favorite team? Do you think this has happened before under the table and are there rules in place that prevent fans from doing this?

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  • 7 months ago

    Depends on the sport and where the player is in his career. Most players start out by being drafted, and thus have little say where they begin. After that contract expires, they can sign anywhere, but the NFL limits how much money can be spent per team, while baseball is more open to such things.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Looks like Cory is back on his bullshít.

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  • 7 months ago

    No, I don't think so.

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  • Cory
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    7 months ago

    No. That's a bribe and bribery is illegal.

    If it weren't, the idea makes no sense. There's no benefit for either side.

    As a fan, why would you throw away such a large amount of money? there's no way that fan would make that money back? are you saying the player would have to pay the fan back? what player would agree to that, when they can sign where they want for free?

    Player: why would a player accept money from a fan to sign with a team? he could just get that money from the team?

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Sure, why not, heck teams even do it themselves under the table,

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