Sunday, August 10, 2014
Finally coming to grips with the rip-offs of college athletes
Big time college sports is a billion dollar money maker for universities. Head coaches get ridiculously high multi-million dollar yearly salaries. Athletes were forced to sign away their right to use of their images. Although they helped generate millions of dollars, the schools and NCAA made them settle for scholarships. The were exploited shamelessly. They were entitled to scholarships and a lot more. In an all-too-familiar sceniario, The courts have had to step in to start righting this wrong. In addition to a ruling that they were entitled to be paid for their images and another that athletes at Northwestern must be allowed to unionize, the NCAA has changed some of its rules. Appeals are likely to delay the process and, as usual, justice delayed is justice denied.