As some attempt to boycott EA Sports over the possible pay players may receive, some Mississippi State football players are sharing their thoughts on the matter.
While some in the College Football Players Association may be trying to organize a boycott of the upcoming 2024 EA Sports college football game as Pete Nakos of On3 reports, it seems like there’s at least one Mississippi State football players who may not be interested in anything but having a chance to play the video game.
Well, there are actually a few Mississippi State football players who have spoken out about the matter, but one did so pretty notably. Tulu Griffin shared his thoughts rather candidly about the upcoming EA Sports college football game.
And it sure seems like he doesn’t really care all that much about whether or not he gets paid for any of this.
Mississippi State football players sound off about possible EA Sports boycott
And Tulu wasn’t alone in sharing his thoughts here. At least a couple other Mississippi State Bulldogs took to Twitter to speak out about the matter. DeCarlos Nicholson echoed Griffin’s thoughts.
As Nicholson points out, it’s been a decade since the last game in this series was released. He also notes that he simply doesn’t care about getting paid for this.
He just wants to play the game.
Mississippi State quarterback and “academic weapon” Mike Wright also had thoughts on the matter. As Wright notes, the game is likely to exist one way or the other.
This is a nuanced issue and, as such, many are going to have thoughts on this. Given how many college football players are out there all across the country, it’s hard to imagine the difficulties that the College Football Players Association would have in organizing a boycott over this game.
This is a tricky situation. It’d be great to see college football players paid more for this game, but it wouldn’t be surprising if that doesn’t come to fruition.
After all, EA Sports had a college football game for years with generic players and rosters. Entire communities of fans ended up creating their own rosters for all of the college football teams out there. And with the way seasons can fly by on the game, many of the current real life college football players may be off the respective video game rosters in the span of a few weeks.
It’ll be interesting to see how all of this plays out for EA Sports and college football players. Here’s to hoping that a resolution is reached quickly and easily for all parties involved.