NCAA-O'Bannon Case: using athlete images w/o compensation (#508, dismissal denied)
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10-02-2012, 11:49 PM
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I found this part at the end as most compelling:
I find the manner in which colleges and their partners have profited off student athletes beyond repugnant. They lure these kids in with promises of a 'college eduation' and implicit in that is the better life and opportunities that come to those qualified to not only gain entry to college, but to complete a degree program.
They sell hope, but fail to deliver on most of it except in the cases of those athletes that go on to the professional leagues. A development league doesn't need to be set up in colleges, but here we are, another example of the Great American Way and the inherent hypocrisy thereof. A Great Way to profit off the underprivileged classes.
It's why its always better to accept a scholly at a good academic school where football is not big. Too many schools "suggest" easier degrees for these athletes simply to leave more time for football. A lot of these kids come out of university with a degree they would not have pursued if Nick Saban or etc had not pushed them down a certain path.
This case will be huge.
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