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Shane Illingworth Doesn’t Want to get Paid for EA Sports’ NCAA Football

NCAA Football: Tulsa at Oklahoma State

EA Sports announced earlier this month that its NCAA Football game would be making a comeback.

And while there is still a lot of discussion around when the game will be released and how players’ name, image and likeness will be used, one Big 12 player isn’t getting caught up in that and just wants the game.

Oklahoma State quarterback Shane Illingworth tweeted out on Friday afternoon that he’s more interested in playing, and (maybe) being in the game in some capacity, than getting paid for it.


EA Sports has not made NCAA Football since 2014 and is planning to move forward without rosters to protect from this being a problem, as current NCAA rules prohibit athletes from selling their NIL rights while in college. However, those rules are expected to change via the NCAA, state legislatures or Congress, but all of that remains up in the air.

Over 100 schools will be in the game and the target date to return is 2023.

The question is in 2023: If players are featured in the game, will Shane Illingworth be the starting QB in Stillwater then?! OSU fans are hoping that is his junior or senior season when he’s the guy who could lead the Pokes back to Big 12 contention.

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