Podcast: Clowney’s future stays in spotlight

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is playing college football at South Carolina in 2013—that much has been made clear.

The All-American has sparked multiple discussions on NCAA compensation for star players, the financial risks college players run while playing football and whether he should challenge the NFL’s age limit or, perhaps, sit out for the entire season. The pros and cons of every option have been voiced across multiple platforms, even though Clowney and his coach, Steve Spurrier, have made clear that he will suit up for the Gamecocks.

However, Clowney, who set the school record for sacks last season all while nearly breaking the Internet after highlight plays, still has several options in a hypothetical world. Void of all emotion, which of his options make the most financial sense?

How much risk is Clowney putting himself in by playing college football this season? Could it affect his future earning power?

Would the South Carolina sack master be the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft were he eligible?

Zach Dillard and Jay Clemons weigh in on one of the sport’s hot topics, including the ever-contentious point of college athletes and greater compensation.