Todd Glassberg – Front Porch Perspective- Should College Athletes be Paid
Just yesterday there was an article in the Washington Post that stated College Athletes are preparing a petition to be presented to the NCAA requesting that their scholarship funds be increased as they are enriched with additional revenues.
My thoughts on this have never changed. I feel once an athlete leaves High School, actually let me break it down further; I feel once someone or some entity makes money off an Athlete, the Athlete should be provided with something of value.
The problem resides in the fact that the Watchful eye of the NCAA , watches the wrong entity. The NCAA should watch and administer the Budgets of the institutions. They should have each school submit there budget and ensure that they live up to it.
I think each player should receive their scholarship and receive an additional $ 100, 000 maximum payment upon graduation. Why do I say maxium, well that figure should be affected by Years to graduation, Grade Point Average, Academic Degree and Performance. All of thos intangibles , make up the quality of the Athlete.
Additionally , if an athlete is hurt , he or she should have the rest of their education paid for as long as they perform B (3.0) or better. They should be given a specific window in which to complete their degree and upon graduation they should be elegible for a $ 25,000 maximum payment.
This plan would assist with keeping everyone honest and ensure that we are creating good people and not just a commodity for the Institutions to sell.
What do you think?