The new amateurism

Andy Schwarz catches this article with a hilarious quote from FSU Athletics Director Stan Wilcox about the COA stipend the school will start forking over to players… and perhaps more:

Wilcox noted the NCAA is appealing the ruling in the O’Bannon case, in which an additional $5,000 a year would be put into a trust fund for athletes after graduation.

“We hope they win that appeal because this (stipend) is as far as I think we ought to go — or it will change the paradigm (of college athletics) and get us into a pay-for-play situation,” Wilcox said.

Unless FSU plans on giving every student enrolled there an extra $4500-6000 a year, dude, you’re already in a pay-for-play situation.  You just don’t want to admit it.

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5 responses to “The new amateurism

  1. Beekerdawg

    How are these idiots in charge…

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  2. Er, can’t he or his legal staff read a Judge’s opinion?

    Sheesh, head in the sand as the Herd of Elephants charges..,

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    • Bulldog Joe

      You have to cut FSU some slack. Their athletic department is not used to reading judge’s opinions.

      They only write them.

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  3. Ant123

    They would not have to give every student enrolled the money only all of those on Scholarship, which I think they should do. Although I doubt the real number should be as high as $4500.00 but who knows. The process of arriving at those numbers should be the same at every institution and it all should be public.

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  4. Dog in Fla

    If FSU has to pay the COA ransom, there will be less money available for retrofitting window unit air conditioners into class room buildings

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