Link – Florida CB Jalen Tabor claims college football is ‘modern form of slavery’

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“The SEC made a boatload of money in 2014, and Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor is irked that players didn’t get a piece of the pie.”

He’s not entirely wrong. No, it’s not slavery in the strictest sense, college athletes do get a scholarship, which isn’t nothing. But there are a whole lot of people making a whole lot of money on the backs of these young men, who, for 3 years of their lives have no possibility of making money based on their skills. They can’t turn pro, they likely can’t afford to go to college and not play during that time, and they likely don’t have many other employment opportunities available to them as 18-21 year olds. So they go play football at State U, and if they happen to blow out an ACL, or suffer a head injury and can’t play anymore? Oh well, we’ll offer that scholarship to someone who can continue raking in the money for dear old State. Too bad about “what’s his name again?”

Florida CB Jalen Tabor claims college football is ‘modern form of slavery’

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