Greedy Student Athletes Are Ruining Everything

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    This gets trotted out every time this general subject comes up, but I think the only individuals making $millions "off the players" are the head coaches (and I don't have a problem with that).

    What do NCAA "officials" make? I don't think they're getting rich.

    College presidents make a good salary, but I don't think that's due primarily to their colleges' sports programs. I think they'd make a good salary regardless. Heck, high school principals do okay and their sports programs aren't making money.
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    The NCAA goes way beyond what you say. The NCAA tells players "we won't pay you, AND you can't make any money anywhere from your skills. Oh, and we can use your likeness for the rest of your like and we won't ever owe you any money" This would all go away if players could make their own money externally, but the NCAA strictly prohibits this to make sure all money flows to the schools and NCAA. Yet the players are the greedy ones in this scenario...
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    College presidents shouldn't be included here, you're right about that. But add ADs to the coaches who are getting rich (e.g., Foley makes over 1 million/year IIRC).
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    Emmert made $1.7M last year ...
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    call college football what it is: a developmental program for those pursuing NFL careers. The majority of them don't give a rip about "education", they want the $$$ that is waiting for them. In the big picture, what is wrong with that? You bust your ass, you get a shot at a payday....it is and has been the American way for a long time.
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    Yeah, those Professors demand the highest of wages and every penny counts.
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    The UF football program brings in $80-90 million a year. If the players had even a 50% split of that money ( less than what NFL players get), they would be making 500k on average a year. Over 4 years thats 2 million, or what it takes the average college grad most of their adult life to make. They instead get 10% of that or so, with zero ability to make money off of their name, zero ability to make money off of their likeness, they aren't even allowed to take 10 bucks from a grateful fan who wants to pay for their dinner. And if they get injured working in college their earning potential could be greatly curtailed or ended.
    The time of an equitable trade off in what they produce vs. what they receive passed about 6 tv contracts ago. There is a ton of greed in the system, but it isn't the players.
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    Texas A&M announced they hauled in $750 million in donations during this past year. I have a hard time believing that happens without Johnny Manziel. Consider that Texas had $400 million in donations during that same time.

    I don't know what the solution is but these student athletes are putting a lot on the line with their bodies. All we see is the glory of game day or a video game.
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    What a load of crap. So, Dominic Easley, who basically was homeless, should go hire trainers instead of going to the NFL. Can't afford to eat while you train for 2 years to get old enough to go to the NFL, "suck it up and hire a trainer you wimp." And what professions, exactly, will not let an 18 year old adult who has met the qualifications practice a profession? I know kids who have PhD at age 20. Training requirements exist but age requirements are not legitimate for adults. If you are old enough to get shot in the ass in Iraq, I'm pretty sure you are old enough to play in the NFL.

    As for the coaches "giving" their time and talent, another HUGE BS! The coaches get paid millions! This is a business and these coaches are paid quite well - they "give" no more than other people who work hard and get paid well for doing tough jobs.

    Who the hell are you to say they "get plenty" - shouldn't the market decide since the notion of this being an educational trade is so obviously a joke given: the magnitude of dollars at stake and the fact that the schools only bring in many of these students to be athletes (proof- I know of student athletes being told they cannot major in certain subjects, like engineering, because it interferes with football). They are athlete-students, at best.
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    Age requirements are not legitimate? What law or court decision do you base this assertion?
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    Easley was basically homeless? I know his dad spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan but hadn't heard anything about any poverty.
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    Joe Maddon the manager of the rays has a football game?
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    Yeah it's a shame, what about those Florida club hockey players? Not only are they paying for their education but they are taking hits too.

    Boo hoo
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    They don't use names, it's "qb 15" not "tebow" on the jersey.
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    And don't have thousands of dollars in debt while eating ramen noodles and working min wage to pay for noodles
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    Lol do you have aches from high school sports? Do you demand that hs players should be paid?
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    Except someone who played at Florida will get a job because he played at Florida.
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    They do get plenty, so he can't afford and isn't skilled enough for a job in the nfl? So he goes to school to get his education in football and goes on to the nfl. So, he is like most of us, went to school and instead of a degree in a field like engineering he gets one in football and an education that HE COULDN'T AFFORD, room and board, food, insurance and his education!

    The NCAA isn't the one that made the rule about age, that was the nfl.

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