put me, a mawg, in the not pay camp. As I said in the SB, the offer is a scholarship in exchange for agreeing to play a sport for the university. It you think it is a bad deal decline it, and try your hand at something you feel is more lucrative.
That really only makes sense if the NFL and NBA do away with their age restrictions and teams can start signing players to contracts whenever they want. Which was the great Mark Cuban idea about going to the academy route for the NBA. Instead of the AAU bullshit and one and done absurdity, teams can sign kids whenever they want and work them through the youth academy. If a kid's not good enough, develops later or doesn't want sign that type of deal, they can still go the NCAA route. But, at least for basketball, Europe is an option. For football, the NFL and the NCAA have the kids right where they want them. Both are making major money and you either go to college or you sit out three years (Or, go to Canada, I think)-- which means never playing in the NFL.
Only college baseball has it somewhat right-- and it seems like that system works OK. Great prospects get developed and paid early. Other kids can decide on the college path for a few years.
[Mon 0:15] ONTB: Why can't the whole fucking cast come up? I want to hear what Marky Marky has to say
[Mon 0:16] Clayton Bigsby: "i'd like to thank the funky bunch"