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Money and College Sports

Discussion in 'Sports' started by dannyboy, Jan 25, 2014.

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  1. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    I'm not saying that the school should pay the athletes. They are paying the ones that get scholarships (that includes non athletes). But I feel that they should be able to get money from other sources. For example, if an agent or team wants to wine and dine them or the family I think it should be allowed.

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    Velvetsongs Active Member Founding Member

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    No, it's not fair that colleges don't pay their athletes, yet make it wrong for athletes to accept gifts and cash.

    A college would never in a million years think of not paying the coach, or not paying the refs on the floor, yet the athletes themselves go unpaid.
    Yes, players may get a scholarship, but that scholarship pays for their education, not for other things that are needed.

    People want to act like a lot of these young men should be grateful that they have been handed a free education, and that these young men should not ask for anything else out of the deal, but the reality of the situation is, these young athletes are brought to these schools to make the school money. Bottom line. At the end of the day, it's all about winning so that the school can make money. Period.

    At a corporation, if a person is bringing in money for the company, that person gets: 1) a salary 2) stock options 3) an expense account 4) paid vacations 5) sick days, the works.
    Nobody tells them, "Stock options are all you're getting, and if you accept any money from anyone, you're fired."

    If an athlete has a need, that need should be met. The free education is wonderful, but it is not enough for some of these players.
    The education itself is not the only expense in college.

    We have seen time and time again where a player gets in trouble for accepting help.
    They risk getting in big trouble because they Need the help. Hello?

    Certain people in high places are just being really irrational about this whole thing. They have no empathy or compassion for what certain players may go through.
     
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    sidney Active Member Founding Member Top Thread

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    I think that's unfair too, I wonder what they find wrong in athletes accepting money or gifts. They didn't steal it, it was given to them.
     
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    Velvetsongs Active Member Founding Member

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    Well, finally someone saw the light. Some ruling came down a while ago saying that college players can get paid some kind of way. I don't know all the particulars yet, because I haven't really researched it, just saw something really quick last week about it on the news.

    Good, it's about time. Doing college sports is a hard job, especially if one is doing it well, or trying to make a career out of it. If they need it, players need to get some type of compensation for their efforts.
     
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