Re: O'Bannon v. NCAA (aka Could Ohio State go D3)
Originally Posted by improbus
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.
Why is he worth that? Because of A&M's exposure. He doesn't get that opportunity in a vacuum, he is on a team. A&M hit big on a penny stock. They had the risk, they get the reward.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em