NCAA/Stanford-North Carolina Sun Bowl podcast with Matt Harrington: McCaffrey’s absence understood by team but corporate sponsors not happy



PALO ALTO, CA – NOVEMBER 26 Stanford Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey runs for a touchdown during a NCAA football game against the Rice Owls on November 26, 2016 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, CA. (Photo by Tommy LaPorte/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)

The corporate sponsors of the Sun Bowl can be none happy after the key player of this bowl Stanford Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey chose to not participate in the game in order to prepare for the NFL draft and avoid any possible injuries so he won’t be damaged goods for next NFL season. There is no doubt the fans are upset about it at the very end of the day McCaffrey is not getting paid anything in this bowl other than the gift bags they hand out.

McCaffrey didn’t want to be anything close to damaged goods. The Cleveland Browns might be vying for a draft pick like McCaffrey. McCaffrey certainly doesn’t want to miss out on a pay check in the NFL. One thing that McCaffrey is very aware about is concussions as his father Scott had his share of concussions in the NFL. It’s about the importance of getting as many pay checks as you can while you can in the NFL.

Matt Harrington is doing the NCAA podcast for Michelle Richardson this week at

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