Black Athletes Being Robbed by the NCAA?

Agrument: Tom Crean, head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers, just signed a 10-year deal for $23.6M.  Crean is yet another coach made into a millionaire by the NCAA.  However, those who go out on the court and earn the money, the players are paid nothing.  Additionally, many cite as racist the rules the NBA and NFL have that force players to play in college for at least 1 year before they can go pro.  Some argue that this rule is only in place to keep black players on the court and the field so billions can be earned from them for free.  Tennis, hockey and baseball players, on the other hand, have no such limitation.

My response: Its not racism at all. There would be something corrupt about paying millions of dollars to college athletes don’t you think? These are still student athletes. They go to college to LEARN and play a sport occasionally. College is about LEARNING!!! The NCAA is not professional. If the basketball players want to go professionally go ahead then like Brandon Jennings. Go and play in Europe where they allow 14 years old to go pro. This is not racism at all. And if you want basketball players in college to get paid millions of dollars. Then what about the other sports in the NCCA? Track and Field, Swimming, Tennis, Golf and more those sports should get paid too right? But nobody goes to their games right? So how much would they get paid?

Whats your opinion? Please feel free to comment.


~ by Travis on August 19, 2008.

3 Responses to “Black Athletes Being Robbed by the NCAA?”

  1. E-mail would work much better. E-mail me at feetinthepaint [at] gmail [dot] com and I will respond to your latest comments on this topic.

  2. K-man Its getting kind of old. I don’t even remember what I was arguing about. Lets stop.

  3. Haha, suit yourself. Took a whole 30 minutes to get old, huh? Well, you know where to find me if you decide otherwise.

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