So his argument was ludicrous and insulting, but your argument of "it's gymnastics so those students have more money" isn't? First of all, many gymnasts have full rides, much like many other sports. And what does a family's background have to do with whether or not they get paid? If we paid our basketball team now, would you argue that Morris get paid and Hardaway not? If Vogrich became the star of the basketball team, would be never get paid because he's from Lake Forest? What if we had a track athlete who was also from Detroit's west side, should he gat paid?
Like I said, bad argument.