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Don't pay them yetPosted Thursday, August 30, 2007, at 9:38 PM
So I have a lot of time to listen to the radio when I'm driving home.
On Wednesday, while driving home, I heard a radio DJ talking about how college athletes should be paid some sort of stipend.
His argument was they don't have time to work a job during the school year with all the goings on of being a student-athlete.
I can understand that. To a certain point.
But I have never felt that college students should be paid. PERIOD!
First off, nearly all student-athletes at a Division I school earn full-ride scholarships. They are not paying to go to school.
I, however, did. I spent money to get a degree and am still paying that off.
Those student-athletes, however, don't have to worry about that as long as they play by the rules and get their degree in the necessary time frame alloted.
Sure, they don't have time to work a job during the school year. But that surely doesn't stop them from getting a job for money during the summer. They aren't spending their entire summer working out.
My grandfather worked in Bloomington nearly all of his life. He worked side-by-side with several Indiana University men's basketball players. Players who took jobs working where he did to get money.
They got paid and from what he told me, they got paid well.
That money could be used as spending money, right?
I had a roommate in college one year that didn't work a job during the school year. Rather, he spent his entire summer working a good factory job and made good money which he used for the entire year.
College athletes don't need anymore money. As I said before, most of them are already getting a free ride to get an education.
That's more than what most of us got.