1. Welcome to our brand spanking new digs! :) For more details, read here. Meanwhile, please pardon the dust -- lots of tweaking going on. Enjoy! -Ray PS. If your username/password no longer works, email both to me at solari @ gmail.com and I'll reset it.

Athlete compensation

Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by WSU1996kesley, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. WSU1996kesley

    WSU1996kesley Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 1999
    Messages:
    3,587
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Texas
  2. Don Ballard

    Don Ballard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2001
    Messages:
    6,366
    Likes Received:
    141
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New Albany Oh
    I have mixed emotions about this new type of legislation. I agree that student athletes need to be rewarded in some way. However, I am also afraid we are opening a bag of worms, that will not be controlable.o_O
     
  3. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 1999
    Messages:
    50,881
    Likes Received:
    383
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I'm with Don that I'm worried about unintended consequences. Everybody seems to agree that when a person's image or likeness is involved that person owns it and should be compensated when it is used.

    I don't think that in the normal course of business that very many student athletes would actually make any money from this, what I'm afraid of is that wealthy boosters will jump in and make deals that make no financial sense other than to get a highly recruited athlete to a University.

    I also worry that this is going to mess with team chemistry, when a few players are actually making money and the rest of them are not. I know some have advocated that the money go into some trust that they get when they graduate, but that makes no sense to me, it's their money.

    But it's coming, that ship has sailed it's just how the voyage will be is the question.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. IrishCorey

    IrishCorey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2006
    Messages:
    11,214
    Likes Received:
    110
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Hartselle, Alabama
    Looks like ND signed off on this in a release I just read.
     
  5. George Krebs

    George Krebs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 1999
    Messages:
    12,462
    Likes Received:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Howell Twp. NJ
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2019
  6. gipper

    gipper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 1999
    Messages:
    14,372
    Likes Received:
    82
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    The Villages, FL
    So it looks like those car dealers who were paying football players under the table all these years can now just have them do commercials. Why play in South Bend or Lincoln when you can do big time commercials in LA or other media giants? (wonder why this started in Cal.?)
     
    • Agree Agree x 2