Donati estimated that TCU spends approximately $100,000 on each student athlete every year, factoring in everything from tuition to room and board to medical expenses.
Of the approximately 525 student athletes on campus, Donati said, you could count on one hand the number that actually exceed the $100,000 from a media value perspective.
“So we’re going to change all the rules for 525 other kids because of three? I think that’s crazy,” Donati said. “Ultimately what’s going to happen is if you have to provide more resources for this, it’ll absolutely crush your Olympic sports. I hope that’s an Armageddon situation, but every year we inch closer to that.
To summarize, the dude (1) admits there are kids on the roster being denied compensation they would earn in a more open market setting; (2) claims the school “spends” money on tuition/scholarships; and (3) pretends that the school would be spending money on third party endorsements.
And the NCAA wonders why it can’t win antitrust suits.