The question is not if we should pay college athletes — but how

Acknowledging there is an issue is easy; fixing it is a bit more complicated

Zion got lucky, but so many others do not (Image via Streeter Lecka/Getty)

Modern gladiators

“I may not survive this, but at least I made more than Zion” (Image via Heritage Images/Corbis)
“When did we get to the point where all we care about it is money?” (Image via Getty Images)

Why not make/let the schools pay them?

The average college football team already makes more money than the next 35 college sports combined — do we want a world where those next 35 college sports don’t even exist?

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A double standard

Kyle Snyder: A college athlete and paid Olympian (Image via AP Photo/David Dermer)

A multi-faceted and (relatively) simple solution

1. The CA-UBI

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2. Performance-based bonuses

3. Unrestricted access to endorsements

This is ultimately about lifting ridiculous restrictions from a gifted part of our society that has been held down for too long and allowing them to thrive.

Some secondary benefits

Lack of Parity

“One-and-Done”

Two high school draftees, two very different careers (L: Image via Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports; R: Image via Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

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