Originally Posted by improbus
Do you actually believe that Johnny Manziel is only worth the value of a scholarship to Texas A&M? Should he get the same compensation as a soccer player at A&M? The system is so beyond corrupt already that I would welcome with open arms the influx of money in the hands of the kids.
It's not about worth. If it was we wouldn't have women's sports. The concept of amateur athletics is that nobody gets paid, from the lacrosse player to the football QB. They all get scholarships, room and board etc but the payoffs don't come until after you leave. Sure, the stars get screwed a little but many, many student athletes benefit, so I think the system is the best for all concerned