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COLLEGE ATHLETES SHOULD BE PAID….PAY IT FORWARD

In HOT BUTTON TOPIC, PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT, SPORTS on September 20, 2010 at UTC.40.30.

“I got money from agents when I was in college,” Barkley said. “A bunch of players that I know — most of the players I know — borrowed money from agents.”

“The colleges don’t give us anything. If they give you an extra pair of sneakers, they get in trouble. Why can’t an agent lend me some money and I pay him back when I graduate college?”

Charles should be congratulated for his candor for sure mzny other athletes of higher rapport have received as much if not more.
However, my question since I didn’t hear the interviewview is what is Charles’ intention.
Bush among other college athletes ahve enough bad press. Most are slamming him (Bush). Perhaps, rightfully so. Though, i’m from the belief these student-athletes should be paid for their play.
Pure & simple, they bring in millions of dollars in endorsements, winning percentages, & cult of personality. I know the University of Florida misses Tim Tebow.
When colleges cultivate the raw ability as well as, the unique skill set these young individuals posess when they arrive at the collegiate level is like a first year  employee.
After a year, these guys are ready for the rigors of professional football from a physical standpoint.
Meaning that someone performing the same tasks in the NFL is getting compensated. So, the collegiate athlete should as well.
When you consider the Board of Directors or the campus Presiden t the salaries they command with annual raises built off the backs of these young men sweating & toiling to bring a championship to their university.
It really pales in comparison. Those championships rarely amount to any cash boon for these players. It would only be right to compensate them commensurate with their involvement.
The day will come when these smaller schools & conferences can attract media & tv dollars.
CHANGE IS COMING, IN SOME FORM OR FASHION!!!!
College athletes should paid. They earn their keep 500%. They earn huge revenues & dividends. At least, provide them a large stipend for their retirement.
It’s time for schools to PAY IT FORWARD!!
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