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NCAA cracks down on baseball advisers

New player questionnaire could hinder MLB draft prospects

Updated: September 21, 2009, 2:28 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The NCAA walks a fine line with baseball players selected in the annual June draft. Players are free to seek guidance, but the NCAA distinguishes between "agents" and "advisers" and makes it clear that athletes who fail to recognize the difference put their eligibility at risk.

The line is hazy, and teams and agents routinely wink at practices that fall beyond the letter of the law. But as the money increases and the draft becomes a prime financial battleground, the signs are pointing toward ...

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