Interesting response from Mark Emmert in the Wall Street Journal about the possibility of paying college players
Critics of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s ban on remuneration have called for radical change for several reasons: They say there is too much cheating going on; that some students in football and men’s basketball are not being sufficiently supported; that not enough are graduating or able to take full advantage of college educations.
The critics and I don’t disagree on the problems. We disagree on the solutions.
There are fundamental flaws in the pay-for-play mantra. Proponents naively think that paying players will solve all the problems involving agents, team boosters and others