Ohio State TE Cade Stover Says He Isn’t All That Interested In NIL Money: “I’d Rather Get Paid In Tractors”

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It’s no secret that college athletes finally being allowed to get paid for their name, image, and likeness (NIL) has borderline flipped the college sports world upside down.

Recruits are getting offered TONS of money to go to certain schools , and on top of that, the best athletes in college sports are also being offered a bag by other schools, ultimately leading to a number of players hitting the transfer portal and going to these schools.

Needless to say, it’s been wild to watch.

However, when it comes to NIL, one specific college athlete isn’t necessarily looking for money. Nor is he looking for a fancy car, or a massive house for that matter…

He just wants tractors.

That’s right, Ohio State tight end Cade Stover admitted that he would love to get paid in tractors, as he’s a major fan of farming.

Stover made this confession at the Big Ten Media Days.

The reporter asked him:

“How much would you estimate you’ve made in NIL?”

And Stover responded:

“Money-wise? I don’t know. I’d rather get paid in tractors, to be honest with you.”

He clarified that his personal NIL deals have helped his family farm, but added that’s not what kids coming to Ohio State should be focused on.

Here’s the full press conference:

And if a part of you thinks he’s joking, he really isn’t, because he’s posted pictures of himself on tractors before, doing an ad for Rocky Boots:

And another for Ap-Pro Companies:

Needless to say, this is an all-time quote from Big Ten Media Days.

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