Fallout on amateurism

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Re: Fallout on amateurism

Post by Hypeman » May 28th, 2020, 11:15 pm

tmcats wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 8:28 pm
no, i do not favor free-market compensation for amateurs sports other than name, image, and likeness compensation from third parties.
Thanks. I respect and honest opinion.

I was of the same opinion as well but have changed my mind. I believe the recent events have shed light on the fact that big time college athletics is not an amateur sporting operation and certainly has nothing to do with education. I believe that having student athletes come to campus when it’s been deemed unsafe for anyone else, so they can perform on the field to generate money, proves my new point of view.

Granted, I think the whole virus thing is a crock, but treating athletes differently so they can make people money seems absurd to me.

Let’s agree to disagree and let’s see where this whole thing goes. I could be wrong, but I think it’s going to be lawsuits up the wazoo.

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