NCAA president: players play, we get paid.

That whole “we’re concerned about the welfare of the athlete” thing only goes so far for Mark Emmert.

… When asked if elite players whose numbers are used on jerseys will ever get compensated, Emmert also said no way.

“We’re providing athletes with world class educations and world class opportunities,” Emmert said. “If they are one of the few that are going to move on to become a pro athlete, there’s no better place in the world to refine their skills as a student-athlete.”

As long as they don’t make anything off their names, at least.  Only NCAA-member schools should be allowed to do that.  Return on investment and such…

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2 responses to “NCAA president: players play, we get paid.

  1. Bad M

    How about if the students don’t get paid, but the schools don’t either. Let ticket prices be set just enough to cover building maintainance and equipment.
    Bwaaaa Haaaaaaaa Haaaaaaa. And monkeys might fly out of my….

  2. Dog in Fla

    “… When asked if elite players whose numbers are used on jerseys will ever get compensated, Emmert also said no way.”

    The separate but equal absolutism of which is reminiscent of this

    http://www.ask.com/wiki/Stand_in_the_Schoolhouse_Door