Somebody in the great state of Mississippi has had enough of players not giving their all in some weak-ass bowl game.
With the NCAA now starting to get on board with the idea, Mississippi Democrat Omeria Scott has proposed legislation to pay college athletes in the state of Mississippi.
One interesting thing about this bill is that it’s based on performance, not of the individual but of the team. The bill calls for “every University eligible for a postseason bowl game to place into an escrow account 33% of all revenue received by the University for being accepted into, participating in, and winning a bowl game.” [Emphasis added.]
Got that? You want some money, student-athletes? You’d better show him how much. The man intends to put the play back in “play for pay”.
Sounds like Representative Scott lost a bowl bet. Although at least he’s not requiring that they cover the spread, too.