Problem here is that, while it's not called a stipend for student athletes, for all intents and purposes they are getting a stipend. The scholarship can cover the full cost of tuition, books, room and board. Not every cent they receive is going directly to their student account. What is left over, they get to spend on food, books, etc.
"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.