- Friday, 06 September 2013 08:00
- Author: Greg Poole
Time Magazine has decided to troll for web hits with a story on paying college football players.
Chris Burnette is quoted in the portion of the article that is not behind the paywall.
Change, in some form, is coming to college sports. The power football schools seem intent on at least offering a $2,000 stipend to scholarship athletes. Athletes are starting to speak up too. Chris Brunette, a senior offensive lineman who plays for Georgia, is a pro prospect. But he knows he can suffer a career-ending injury at any time. “The NFL is not promised at all,” says Burnette. “For so many college athletes, at no other time in our lives will we be as valuable. To be able to capitalize on that would be great.”