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There's nothing particularly controversial in this, but Vonleh was asked to express an opinion on whether college players should be paid, and he did. His verdict: Yes, they probably should.
This, from the below-linked Deadspin post, quoting an interview with Vonleh:
Vonleh: I think it is crazy. I think they should pay the players because they are going out there, working hard for the school, risking their body. And if they get hurt, it is over for them.
(Deadspin correspondent Daniel) Libit: Tom Crean makes three-and-a-half million dollars a year [actually, it’s $3.16 million]. The athletics department brings in millions. Everybody is getting paid except the talent.
Vonleh: When people bring it up, I think about it a lot more. Players are getting hurt all the time, like at Louisville with Kevin Ware. Yeah, they should definitely pay the players. They are risking their body to go out there and play and play in the coach’s system and help them win. They are making the coach look good.
Libit: Everybody here has the expectation that this is how it’s always going to be. Do you have the same mindset?
Vonleh: If a few more players get hurt, like Nerlens [Noel at Kentucky] or Kevin Ware, if a few more players get hurt, I think they are going to bring up something and the players will end up getting paid.
Chicago Side players in the Windy City this week and asked them about compensation for NCAA athletes.
Zach Osterman // IU Athletics beat reporter // Follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ZachOsterman
Always a touchy subject. They are getting pretty much everything free while at school though. I know they are some expenses but they don't have a lb expensive education or room and board to pay for either
mkillian247 on twitter..... I say a lot of stuff you wont care about.
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