They are in college
by RJD (2014-12-30 08:13:51)
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  In reply to: Well, except, they aren't in a free market *  posted by Karl(1of1)



preparing to enter the market. And they won't have the burden of upwards of $200,000 in student loans like some of their classmates.

Given all the other perks, extras, fame and training, it seems like a fair trade to me. Who wouldn't love to have their kids on full scholarship?




The parents whose kids are ready for the NFL? *
by navyjoe  (2014-12-30 08:22:21)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


They are as happy as Pharrell Williams
by RJD  (2014-12-30 09:26:17)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

They didn't have to pay for college and their kids will soon have jobs in the NFL that could set them up for life.


However, I am in favor of increased stipends
by RJD  (2014-12-30 08:18:20)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

$5000 a year? But same amount to every player. Call it communism if you like. Not a lot of rights when you are in school. For one, you have to attend or fail.


I can live with increased stipends.........
by Ty Webb  (2014-12-30 08:50:35)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

And I think scholarships could cover the entire cost of college - room, board, education, books, etc.

Now if a player wants to live off campus, that's out of his own pocket or at least he gets some sort of voucher for the value of the on campus board (that may be the case now, for all I know).


I agree with all of this.
by cujays96  (2014-12-30 09:59:32)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

You can "pay" players without it being a ground shaking sum.

If all your other expenses: tuition, room, books, and board are covered, an amount like $6,000($500/month) is a good amount of walking around money. Schools like ND etc can easily afford to pay that to all their student athletes. (They shouldn't even have to raise ticket prices.) It also wouldn't kill the DI schools.


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