BREAKING: Paid lobbyist lobbies on behalf of his client.

You will be shocked, shocked to learn that Tom McMillen, president and CEO of the LEAD1 Association, the lobbying arm of College Sports, Inc., which lobbies Congress on behalf of athletic departments, has a few thoughts he’d like to share about why the Olympic model would be bad for college athletics.  The whole thing is pretty much a joke.  This may be the funniest line:

And finally, there is concern about the execution of such a program. How do student-athletes balance their education demands with their appearances (for) endorsements.

In the immortal word of Clay Davis, sheeee-it.  If there’s any concern, it’s how student-athletes balance their athletic demands with those endorsement appearances.  I mean, you wouldn’t want your star player rushing to make a plane to fly across the country to play a game now, would you?

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8 responses to “BREAKING: Paid lobbyist lobbies on behalf of his client.

  1. We do it this way for the children … what a crock.

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  2. Junkyardawg41

    As brought up previously, there are bagmen to get kids on campus and there are under the table/$100 handshakes once the players are on campus (depending on their performance). The Olympic like model doesn’t change that —- it just makes it NCAA complaint.

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  3. Cojones

    Since he may be making beaucoup bucks, he could catch his own flight in a private jet and arrive before the team.

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  4. Thorn Dawg

    “And finally, there is concern about the execution of such a program. How do student-athletes balance their education demands with their appearances (for) endorsements. ”

    That made me laugh.

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  5. This guy was also a congressman, providing my memory holds.

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  6. Stumpy Pepys

    Of all people, Tom McMillen should know better. He was a real student-athlete, playing basketball at a very high level and becoming a Rhodes Scholar. It’s disgusting what spending too much time inside the beltway can do to good people!

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