Toilet Reading: A 5 Element Plan On How To Pay College Athletes

Toilet Reading: A 5 Element Plan On How To Pay College Athletes

Are you tired of college athletes starving, while the universities they represent get fat? Well have no fear. Former UCLA star Ed O' Bannon is heading a group of former collegiate athletes that are suing the NCAA for profiting from their images after their amateur careers. This particular lawsuit has a chance to hit the NCAA where it hurts and open the door for a long overdue pay-to-play system. 

New York Times columnist Joe Nocera (with the help from a couple economists) has done a ton of research on the matter and has developed a five element plan to get college kids monetarily-compensated for their contributions to their respective institutions. He suggests that teams offer contracts to players during the recruiting process, a salary cap, 6-year scholarships, lifetime health insurance, and a players' union. All his elements are broken down to the finest details and they serve as a step in the right direction to get this conversation going.

Read it here.

[via The New York Times]

Tags: ncaa, ncaa-basketball, ncaa-football
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