UCF Kicker Forced to Choose Between College Sports and Youtube

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For background: Donald has 52k subscribers to his Youtube channel and is able to monetize that through the social media site. Now, because the NCAA has very strict and blanketed rules about "amateurism" Donald is forced to choose between his two passions. 

Here's what he said: 

On Saturday, June 10, De La Haye uploaded a new YouTube video titled, “Quit college sports or quit YouTube?”. In the video, the kicker showed up to a meeting at the football offices exclaiming he felt like it was Judgement Day.

“Everything’s going to go well,” he said in the video. “We’re just going to talk about ways that I can keep doing what I’m doing and follow the rules.”

It’s unclear who the meeting was with, but upon returning, De La Haye said he was basically given an ultimatum of choosing between football or YouTube videos.

“The meeting went well, but it didn’t go well at the same time,” he said. “Basically, I’m not allowed to make any money off of my YouTube videos. I’m working hard basically as a job — filming, editing and things of that sort, and I’m not allowed to make any money. If I do, then bad things happen for me. I feel like they’re making me pick between my passion for what I love to do shooting videos and entertaining and my other passion, playing football.”

More on this story can be found here: https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/sec-football/ucf-kicker-donald-de-la-haye/

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