Educating Jeremy

OR, how the NCAA fleeces and abuses student-athletes

An excellent opinion paper, and one that will dramatically alter one’s opinion of the NCAA and the system it imposes on student athletes:

All of the lessons I learned from this organization will make me a rich man. Eventually, I think I’ll start my own amateur business. I not only will provide housing and a positive working environment, I also will teach my employees the benefits of working as a team. And though I’ll be making millions running this business, I will sympathetically tell my employees that paying them would corrupt the purity of my business and their learning experience. If they try to support themselves in other ways I find inappropriate, I’ll dismiss them.

And I’ll laugh as I pull away in my Mercedes, because they’re at my mercy, and I won’t have to answer to anyone.

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