Proposal For Paying Players

Submitted by derpDerpDerp on March 22nd, 2011 at 12:51 AM

I've generally been staunchly against paying players on the reasoning that a college education is payment. Lately I've been coming around, but still don't like the idea of professional-izing college athletes.

I haven't seen a proposal like this, so I'm not sure if it's been discussed before, but: why not put money in a trust fund for every year a player actively participates in a sport which can only be claimed with a college degree? The players still wouldn't be paid in college, but would have the ability to get some starting-out money once they've graduated.

Granted, schools would be encouraged more so than now to shuffle players through a 4 year degree, but there's worse things in life.



March 22nd, 2011 at 2:58 PM ^

That's the "point" of the loan, yes.  Pocket money.  If Pryor wants to be a fuckhead and buy a Corvette with his loan money, he better damn well have a plan to pay it back.  I just think something like this would help mold athletes into more responsible adults.  Sure, it wouldn't fix stupid, but it would ideally make money off of it.