Originally Posted by nmculbreth
No, they're really not. The athletes in question receive first class training for their chosen profession at no cost to themselves and those who aren't quite good enough to make it to the NFL end up with a college degree and no student loan debt.
Nobody is forcing these kids to go to college. If they want to try to find an alternate way to hone their skills and make it to the NFL, they're certainly free to do so.
Come on.... they absolutely are forced to go to college to try and hone their skills to make the NFL.
And I would suggest you go out and look at the studies that show just how valuable these football and basketball players are worth on average to their college. It is generally 4-5 times what they have "spent" on them (at big schools) per year.