Today is or was supposed to be D-Day for Clemson’s Kyle Parker. His family set July 20th as the deadline for him to decide if he was going to sign a contract with the Rockies and focus solely on baseball OR sign with the Rox for less money and return for one more year of football.
So far though, Parker remains undecided.
This is a deadline without any teeth. There is nothing that says it can’t stretch past today and it is looking more and more like it will. Colorado has until August to negotiate with Parker. The reason for the 7/20 date was to give Dabo Swinney and his staff ample time to know if they will have their incumbent quarterback running the team or not.
Reports out of Colorado claim it will take two million dollars for Parker to walk away from football. If Parker decided to play football the Rockies would pay about half of that and spread out the signing bonus until he finished on the gridiron.
There is also a report out of Denver that indicates Parker could be close to inking a deal with the Rockies.
Swinney will meet with the media around 1:00 today at his annual media golf outing. I’m guessing he is going to be asked a question or two about Parker. Just a hunch. Also, we will have Dabo on live on SportsTalk tonight around 6:15.
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