“I don’t know if this will throw us into an NCAA investigation — my senior year, I was getting money on the side,” Foster said. “I really didn’t have any money. I had to either pay the rent or buy some food. I remember the feeling of like, ‘Man, be careful.’ But there’s nothing wrong with it. And you’re not going to convince me that there is something wrong with it. Arian Foster to SI.com
Are people still surprised any more that college athletes took money while playing? If boosters aren’t giving these athletes money then its time for the players to transfer colleges and find one that is giving out benefits!
The rules the NCAA has are ridiculous, add in the fact that the players only have time for their sport and class (if they go). The athletes can work, but can’t make over a certain amount because that would seem like they are getting special treatment. Yet, the NCAA and the colleges can profit off these athletes it just doesn’t seem fair. The argument against paying athletes is the fact that they get scholarships that pay for all their college expenses, but that doesn’t pay for food, clothes, transportation, cell phone bills, the list could go on. I don’t know how to fix the problem, but I know something needs to happen.
If you haven’t seen the movie “The Program” you should because it’s basically what football athletes and programs deal with and it was back in 1993!