If you’re a college athlete, there are plenty of people who will fight for your right to make money that most people believe you have earned. Just don’t get a nice car until rules are in place for that, otherwise the entire social media universe will probably accuse you of violating NCAA rules. This is especially true if you play football in the SEC, as Alabama running back Derrick Henry quickly found out.
It all started when Henry posted this picture of his new Dodge Charger Fiona on Instagram.
What followed was a slew of accusations on Twitter. Apparently, there is no way Henry could have gotten the car without violating all sorts of NCAA rules.
I should join the bama football team and I could get a brand new car. Must be nice to break rules and it be okay. NO WAY he can afford that.
— Cass Sheridan (@cass_sheridan) May 13, 2014
Bama running back Derrick Henry's new car. Seems legit for a full time college student with no job right? pic.twitter.com/CO9V8stuLf
— My All (@OneTennessee) May 13, 2014
I'm sure a college kid like Derrick Henry that doesn't come from the greatest of backgrounds could afford this pic.twitter.com/12wzsAOaC3
— Evan McCullers (@EvanMcCullers) May 13, 2014
Wonder who bought Derrick Henry that car – Saban or Kiffin?
— Jordan Honeycutt (@JHONEY_32) May 13, 2014
Sadly, this isn’t surprising. When it comes to college football, people become irrational. Even if the topic has nothing to do with what happens on the field. I’ll give Henry the benefit of the doubt and hope he gets to enjoy his new ride.