Originally Posted by Boston Red
No. And he isn't relevant if college sports become a true minor league system where the best schools simply buy up the best players, either. People stop caring, and you kill the golden goose that these guys are fighting over.
I certainly don't think the current system is "fair and equitable" (whatever that means), but the only way to fix it without killing it (having the NCAA pay an equal amount to all athletes in the same sports at all athletes in the same division) has zero chance of actually happening.
O'Bannon may "get his", and he also may end up killing the next guy's chance to "get his" (meaning a free education, television exposure and access to unlimited hot coeds).
If he kills the system and it forces the NFL and NBA to expand or create a real minor league system, it will still be there. MLB pays guys to play in the minors right out of high school. Most of those contracts set aside money for college if the player wants to go later on. Sure, maybe they don't get the television exposure, but they will certainly have no problem with the women.