UCF kicker: I must choose between NCAA football and YouTube videos
A UCF kicker says NCAA rules are forcing him to choose between playing football and making YouTube videos.
The kickoff specialist, Donald De La Haye, explained his predicament in a video he posted over the weekend on his channel, which has more than 53,000 subscribers.
"Some people upstairs aren't happy with my videos, and they feel like I'm violating NCAA rules..." he said in his video (which you can see at the bottom of this post). "I guess I can't make any videos that make it obvious that I'm a student-athlete, because that makes it seem like I'm using my likeness and my image to make money and all this, which I'm really not."
De La Haye paused to take a bite from what appears to be a breakfast burger before continuing. The Port St. Lucie native says he is a marketing major, so his YouTube videos are an extension of his career path. He later says that his family back home needs the money he receives online.
His video has been viewed 81,000 times and has more than 1,700 comments.