Pay College Athletes Already. PAY THEM.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/sports/ncaafootball/ea-sports-wont-make-college-video-game-in-2014.html?_r=0

 

So I have always been in favor of paying D1 student athletes. Especially for the bigger name sports that generate a shitload of revenue for the school. Until recently, I assumed that NCAA football games from EA Sports had to have had the names of the students otherwise why would people buy the game? Turns out they just have a number on the jersey and stats. Hardcore (HXC from now on. the X makes it 50% more hardcore) fans would painstakingly enter 6000+ names into the rosters so everyone could download them.

I’m pretty sure student athletes are not allowed to make money off their likeness or whatever. But if that’s the case, you can’t make a game using their team name, likeness, jersey number and stats associated with said jersey number. Pretty sure that would be the players likeness.

I don’t understand why they don’t get paid. Makes no sense. “But they’re getting a free education.” If you’re using that argument you can eat shit. A free education would mean they are a full time student. Not a full time athlete and part time student. I tutored athletes in college and yes athletes do participate in sport related activities enough for it to be a full time job. 

The fact that there was a video game about college athletes and they saw no benefits is straight bonkers. Get the fuck out NCAA. You’re an archaic travesty of an organization who’s sole purpose is to make money off of student athletes. Eat a dick. 

 

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