Steve Spurrier thinks college football players should be paid on the order of $3,500 to $4,000 a year. Is this a good idea?
twinswin94: "They get paid in a free four years of college! if top athletes get paid so should top academics"
Rams_Bandwagon: "Give them $3,000 a year. And no scholarship.."
Aces18: "When on scholarship you have no time to work - at all. Only friends are on the football team. Thursday - sunday if it's away game you're gone most of the week. Then you have weight lifting and running and sunday. Then class on monday with addition to film and practice , tuesday - same , wednesday - same - thursday if you're @ home - same - friday Hotel - saturday game... when do they have time to do anything else. All he's trying to do is solve the agent problem."
SEC Gamecock: "Besides doing what it takes to maintain eligibility, football/basketball athletes must also "WORK" their butts off 30-40 hours per week on their craft to help generate millions in revenue for their school, conference, and non-revenue generating sports. They deserve a few bucks."
EvilStien: "How about using all the extra revenue to lower tuition for everyone? "
Noles2983: "Totally agree, they should be paid. Nothing crazy, 3-4 grand a year is perfect. BUT if you do that, and they get caught taking money from boosters, they should have to pay back ALL the money they received while on scholarship, the stipend, tuition, books, etc."