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Daily Madden: Madden Weighs In On Paying College Athletes

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(KCBS) – There’s been plenty of chatter about the potential for college athletes to be paid. In fact, collegiate athletic directors from some universities planned to meet and discuss the matter – and may even be ready to push a formal proposal forward.

By some estimates, athletes would be paid $3,500 or $4,000 annually.

Advocates point out that scholarships generally cover such expenses as room and board, plus textbooks, but the demands of the sport leave an athlete little time to earn spending money for weekend recreation.

“Right, they can’t go work,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew. “That’s the thing, and when you get a scholarship you can’t work either.”

“And I believe in this, I believe that the NCAA has so many rules that it’s tough to obey all the rules so everyone, to some degree, doesn’t obey all the rules so is cheating in some way and that money thing is big.”

The Daily Madden

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