1. should NCAA drop all requirements regarding amateur status,etc? 2. should college football players be paid a percent of what the university gets from ticket sales, endorsements, clothing sales, etc? some things to consider--a statement by Mack Brown(Tx head coach) that universities are supposed to 'take care' of football players(this in regard to whether or not players should get paid for playing football beyond what they already get via scholly). I thought the job of a university was to teach the player so that the player can take care of himself. My question to Mack Brown is how long he wants players to stay in diapers, be fed by mommy and daddy, etc. this thread motivated by the news that broke that Johnny Football is under investigation for having an agent pay him over 10K to sign autographs on various items(much like Oh St players were doing). finally, there is the argument by players, ESPN talking heads(mainly former players), etc who claim players should get paid a percent because they bring money into the university. My response to that is---- Medical students, pharmacy students, nursing students, resp therapy students, dietician students, radiography students, ultra sound students, etc, etc are required to do clinical hours in order to earn degree and qualify for license. They perform these clinical hours in facilities of schools/universities as well as hospitals/clinics, etc not of the university----and don't get paid for the hours they work. In fact, the student is required to pay the school money in order to work those clinical hours. On a per student basis the number of hours a student puts in varies a great deal by clinical course from an hour a week to 8 or more hours per week in a clinical course. Cumulatively, on a nation wide basis these students of health profession majors put in massive numbers of hours of work that the universities would otherwise have to pay people to do. Also consider the money brought to a university by students doing research in the various sciences---yet they don't get paid, in fact they pay the university money in order to work in the labs. what students working in labs, working in clinical hours, or putting in on the football field is nothing more and nothing less than the price they pay for an education/apprenticeship. there are no slave chains around college athletes---they are entirely free to seek employment playing football in CFL or arena football or dig ditches. what say you?