Re: O'Bannon v. NCAA (aka Could Ohio State go D3)
If we opened up the market and allowed Johnny Manziel to go to the highest bidder, what would he get? I would guess that he would get at least $1 million (and I bet it would be higher). Yet, Texas A&M gets him for $40,000 and some fringe benefits.
I'm not trying to devalue education. For 97% of college athletes, a scholarship is ample (and probably excessive) compensation for their contribution to the school. But, for the super elite 3 percent of basketball and football players, it is massively exploitative.
Variatio delectat - Cicero