Zillionaire College Athletes?

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Gettin’ a little hard to find stuff that ain’t corrupt…

They already get scholarships and free tuition, they’re immune to flunking out academically, and they have the added fun of being able to pose as “students.” But that isn’t enough for the state of California.

The Assembly has passed, by a 66-0 vote (!), a bill called “Fair Pay to Play,” which would allow college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsements (https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaabk/california-assembly-passes-legislation-to-pay-college-athletes/ar-AAH3QvF). A final vote in the Senate is scheduled for tomorrow. The NCAA has warned that this is likely to jeopardize the amateur status of California’s college athletes and render California schools ineligible to compete for NCAA national championships.

Aw, so what? Those racists at the NCAA just hate education.

Oh, well–it’s more honest than that whole pretense of “student-athletes.” But what about “higher education” is honest anymore?

Meanwhile, back in the real world, “pay to play” denotes corrupt politicians selling public  policy in return for campaign contributions and other goodies. That’s one thing that’s still less dishonest than college sports. But only just barely.

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