Saturday, November 02, 2019

Congressman Cleaver Champions Overdue Payday For Star College Student Athletes

California led the way with this legislation and now KC's top ranking elected official brings the new rules to the national level. Take a look at a good move that wouldn't cost colleges a dime but offer some fairness to a system that's tantamount to indentured servitude. Read more:

Cleaver to propose law requiring colleges to pay athletes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Earlier this week, the NCAA announced that it would change its rules to allow student-athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness. The NCAA said modifications would be made in a "manner consistent with the collegiate model." Rep.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does the Congressman also suggest taxing the funds received as well as taxing the value of the students education as well as any activity associated with the sport the scholarship is for?

Super Dave said...

I thought the whole idea of going to a college was for an education not to get paid to do so. Most athletes worth anything athletic wise are on a free ride anyway so why does getting paid anything more factor in. Next Cleaver will think all students should be paid to go to school. Athletes shouldn't be paid anything other than their education they are suppose to be getting. Plus Cleavers stupid ass thought would allow colleges with the most bucks to recruit students that smaller colleges couldn't compete with. NCAA is wrong with their thinking but what is new about that.

Anonymous said...

Colleges aren’t losing money on these free rides, all the other students are paying extra so some jock doesn’t have too.

Anonymous said...

Paying athletes may sound great on the surface but it's the nonathlete students who will pay for it via higher tuition and fees.

Anonymous said...

"Does the Congressman also suggest taxing the funds received as well as taxing the value of the students education as well as any activity associated with the sport the scholarship is for?"

"I thought the whole idea of going to a college was for an education not to get paid to do so."

"I thought the whole idea of going to a college was for an education not to get paid to do so."

Ah the envy is palpable this morning! The funds received would be taxable. Theoretically the value of the education would be recouped by taxes on future earnings. (This would only apply to taxpayer-funded colleges; what private schools do is their own business.) And the idea of going to college SHOULD be to get an education, but these days it's pretty much to get a job. Many colleges make tons of money from sports. It's time to share the wealth.

Times are changing. Get over it.

Epstien didn't kill himself said...

Does the Congressman also suggest taxing the funds received from taxpayers to bail out a failed car wash?

Anonymous said...

Now all the cheerleaders will be throwing themselves at the rich players and having sex with them, trying to get prgo so they can get that money. Money corrupts completely.

Anonymous said...

Just another little hint that sports really has nothing to do with much of anything but money.
Good to give the college "athletes" a chance to start learning the real game.
Next up?
Find some bucks to pay those peewee league kids!
They shouldn't be out there for free.
At least the curtain is being drawn away from the charade.

Anonymous said...

Ad absurdum much?

Anonymous said...

the girls at KU will be giving blowjobs to the athletes all the time now that they got money

Anonymous said...

And that would be bad because... ?

Anonymous said...

7:18 & 8:11 winners.

Anonymous said...

The line that paying college athletes will not cost the college or other students a dime is a myth:

1. Division II Athletics totally funded by students and taxpayers. 15 cents on every dollar goes to fund Athletic Directors, coaches, athlete scholarships, athlete health care etc. Division II has zero in tv revenue and minimal ticket sale revenue. Division II athletics should be eliminated to make smaller universities more affordable for students. No one goes to Division II games or cares about them.

2. Division IAA - About the same as Division II above.

3. Division I - Ohio State and a couple of other schools are the only ones that actually contribute back to the University for faculty salaries, maintenance etc. The other 200 Division I schools are subsidized by the non-athlete students who subsidize the faculty costs, academic and athletic building maintenance costs etc. that the athletes receive for free.

One reason that college tuition, room and board is so incredibly expensive is that students and parents are subsidizing athletic expenses. Plus students are subsidizing layers of administrative bureacracy with outrageous salaries and benefits compared to the private sector.

Higher Education in the United States needs a complete re-engineering to refocus on academics so students are paying strictly what they are there for; which is to learn career skills and be productive citizens. All of the other non-academic stuff needs to be eliminated to make college affordable again and students are not graduating with huge loads of financial aid debt.

Anonymous said...

If you pay them than they should pay their tuition. Other students work to pay for school. This is discrimination aganst non athletic students.

Anonymous said...

Since a majority of the athletes are black it's a slam dunk why Cleaver thinks this. If it was all white players Clever would be nowhere to be found for a comment.

Anonymous said...

Great idea.. Now they can pay for their own tuition and start attending classes like everyone else, stop the fake grades for people that don't even have a clue which hall their classes are in.