Originally posted by Kolohe:
You gotta be kidding man. Colleges don't compensate their athletes WTF!! Then what do you call scholarships and an opportunity to get in the NFL?? I mean if you let these kids start making money in college in any kind of way, your basically opening up a can of worms. For instance, schools will start throwing money at them in a twisted kind of way where a player will no longer choose a school that he wants to go to but where the money is at, then next thing you know you have the New York Yankees in college football. Cheesus a degree doesn't mean anything in college anymore, college football players are doing things not everyone can do, isn't honor enough or you need a $100 to go along with it.
If players don't like that they can't make money off of the player they are, then don't go to college plain and simple.
It'd be like working for a pharmaceutical company.
You bust your ass in a sate-of-the-art lab almost everyday for 4-5 years working on a drug that can make people happier.
Your manager makes 3-5 million dollars every year, and his assistants also make more than enough to get by.
The owner of the lab, and all of his golf buddies rake in tens of millions of dollars, and constantly make new rules and undergo investigations in order to keep all of it for themselves, yet they never set foot inside the lab, or do any of the actual work.
you're good enough at what you do, they'll pay for your crappy apartment, your crappy food, and 12-18 hours of training a week that might
lead to a decent paying job sometime later in your life.
you're not great at what you do, they might only cover some of your food, and part of your crappy apartment. After your lab work is over you'll need to spend countless hours studying for your job training, this is also on partially paid for. Good luck finding time to sleep or have a social life!
You also work with dangerous chemicals every day, and one bad move could mean the end of your scientific career, and it could be the end of your free housing and food.
Let's say that at the end of your 4-5 year stint, you've done so well at your job that you're a household name, millions of people have followed your work since day 1 and are happier because of your work.
You even take home the nobel prize for science, but there's no million dollar grant for this one, just a shiny watch and a plaque to hang on your wall. Gifts from your millionaire employers.
Your face is all over TV, the internet, and your likeness is used to make your employers even more money.
But for all of your time, all of the hours you spent busting your ass to make millions of dollars for other people ...
... you don't walk away with a god damn cent.