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A little confusing

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by cu2x, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. cu2x

    cu2x Club Member Club Member

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    with reference to osu and nc, and the people corrupting amateur athletics by providing cars/cash, etc:
    there's an article today in the DP, about track star David Oliver, and they say he went from working at the nikestore, to now having 2 jaguars he can drive to practice. And he's prepping for the '12 olympics. I think I'm missing something
     
  2. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I'm guessing he is no longer eligible to run track at Howard.
     
  3. Maxer

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    David Oliver is 29 years old. He worked at Niketown when he was in high school, and now he's a 29 year old professional athlete with nice cars -- what does that have to do with anything?
     
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    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Pro track and field athletes can make a **** load of money in Europe.
     
  5. Tatanka™

    Tatanka™ Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you are missing something.:why:
     
  6. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    I think you're looking for something that isn't there. Yes, there are some great athletes out there with excellent work ethics. Also, when you're one of the top hurdlers in the world, you can make a lot of money. It's just a story about someone who made it big and had to struggle at the beginning. It's nice to be reminded of those stories once in a while.
     
  7. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Pro track athletes can make a lot of money from sponsorship and endorsements and compete for medals in the Olympics.
     

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