ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

ESPN and SEC Network’s Paul Finebaum had a lot to say about the recent call for rule changes regarding the NIL and student-athletes.

There has been a lot of chatter from coaches around the country including Alabama’s Nick Saban and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, calling for changes in the NIL process, which seems to be getting out of hand.

A lot of the criticism comes after reports that USC head coach Lincoln Riley was tampering with Pittsburgh wide receiver Jordan Addison. Now, the NCAA has threatened to punish teams and boosters who go over the line in paying student-athletes, but Finebaum calls what the NCAA is trying to do “comical.”

“The easy thing to do right now is to call a coach and get one coach to accuse the other of cheating, and by the way, that’s always happened – off-camera, off the record,” he said. “But now, it’s happening on the public record. And it just doesn’t matter.”

Finebaum, who made an appearance on WJOX sports radio out of Birmingham, Alabama, continued to say:

“I mean, we’re not talking about Nick Saban and Kirby Smart and Jimbo Fisher here, we’re talking about coaches that need star players to maintain their viability,” Finebaum said. “I think everyone is pushing the envelope as much as you can, and some are just obliterating the line between good and evil here. There’s nobody in charge. That’s why the NCAA saying they’re going to crack down on somebody is so comical.”

{Saturday Down South}

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