Re: Grantland: The Beginning of the End for the NCAA
Originally Posted by RiverRat13
I think the only way to save college athletics is to let them earn whatever they can from outside of the school itself. Title IX won't allow colleges to only pay football or men's basketball players, so I don't think we'll see the day where each college athlete gets $25k or some other arbitrary figure each year. The way to go is to stop the silliness of making it illegal to use one's name to make a living. If a local card shop wants to pay its college team's QB $5,000 to sign some autographs on a Sunday, so be it. If Nationwide Insurance wants to use Jared Sullinger in its next ad campaign and pays Sully $100,000 for his time, both parties should be allowed to do so.
I agree. The one stipulation I'd hold onto is the jersey/equipment. So essentially AJ Green would still not be allowed to sell his UGa jersey while he was still a member of the UGa Football team.
Anything he takes with him after graduation would be fair game obviously.
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