U.S. Senator Calls Out New Ohio State Head Coach's Salary On Twitter
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U.S. Senator from Connecticut, Chris Murphy, has a problem with the salary of Ohio State’s new head coach Ryan Day...

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A senator should not single out a coach to make his point. That's cheap. Don't attack the coaches; it is the NCAA that makes the rules. Yes, I know, calling out the NCAA is not an attention grabber.
Reply4 months
Funny. Didn't say a damn thing about the salary of the UConn football or basketball coaches.
Reply4 months
Once the left ruins everything else, they'll finish college footballe
Reply5 months
This is the type of communist motherfricker who’ll end up destroying American football
Reply5 months
the senator is the one that’s overpaid.
Reply5 months
its football you idiot
Reply5 months
Why call out Ohio State. This applies to all programs??
Reply5 months
if only we could stop the govt from wasting our money or breathing
Reply5 months
chris murphy is a communist. it is not state money. it is athletic department and donor money, but let that get in his way.
Reply5 months
Actually, at most schools is is state money (taxpayers) as they are state schools. I think LSU is separate but they are more the exception than the rule. Also, at many schools it is rising fees on tuitions that add to the AD's budgets.
5 months
Don't like it, then go straight from high school to the XFL and get paid. But that wont work out for 99% of football players because you need college to develop yourself as best you can until your NFL ready. So you get that and an education.
Reply5 months
You just sit on a message board and comment on other people's lives.
5 months
hmmm, a politician telling private citizens what to do with their money. never woulda guessed. why does everyone think that the state pays these crazy coach salaries? maybe they chip in a little at some schools, but not much.
Reply5 months
I say the Senator should donate all of his salary, since he's also safely on the sidelines.
Reply5 months
Chris Murphy is a good dude, and he’s not wrong, but there’s no easy solution to fairly compensating collegiate athletes.
Reply5 months
chris murphy is fricking clown
5 months
Murphy is just another stupid self-serving democrat. Like all leftists, he lies, cheats, and steals, because to him, the ends justify the means.
5 months
@joey lol joey? Get a mans name before you talk tough on a message board. Ok jo jo. Lol @ generaldbag bc republicans are any better. You are just to dumb to realize they all suck. Keep believing the shite they feed you like a good moron.
5 months
US senators are also grossly overpaid
Reply5 months
Not so much by their salary but more by what they get off the books. Mitch McConnell is worth around 60 million from a job that pays around 175,000 this year but much less when he took office in 1984. Corporations have been buying both parties for ages for their benefit over the benefit of the actual voters.
5 months
McConnells wealth is estimated in the mid-20mil range. Not saying he doesnt benefit from DC, but most of that came from an inheritance when his MIL died. Harry Reid was dirt poor broke going in DC, and came out a millionaire. They do things with info they get. Like Pelosi did when she shorted some tech stock recently.
4 months
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That's to help him pay for his health care plan. Senator, why aren't you on the same plan. That's what's immoral.
Reply5 months
Does Senator Murphy not realize that most of the coaches that are making these millions of dollars now, were once in the same position as the players they coach? They also were paid ZERO while submitting their brains to life altering trauma, but it has obviously paid off for them just like it will for some of the players.
Reply5 months
Coaching salaries are ridiculous
Reply5 months
I wonder how much he makes from lobbyists.
Reply5 months
Senator’s salaries are just as egregious and we usually get nothing back in the way of them doing their fricking jobs.
Reply5 months
Senators are underpaid if you exclude the amounts that they steal. I wish that we paid senators more, limited terms and recognized bribery and enforced laws against it.
5 months
LOL. Senators don’t do their job.
5 months
Senators shouldn’t be paid anything. Making a career out of politics is the problem, not the solution.
5 months
Paying student athletes has got to be one of the most moronic ideas of all times. It’s a Pandoras Box that will forever ruin college sports and will be impossible to rectify. Student athletes ARE paid ....it’s just not in the currency they would like. Getting a full scholarship is like someone dropping off a bag full of money (150k on average). That’s real f’n dollars. I know this cause that’s what I spent to sent my son to school. A scholly sure would have been nice. Too many athletes look at college as a platform to market their abilities and not as an institution of higher learning. shite they should pay the university for the right to display their talents...so they can go make millions in the NFL.
Reply5 months
Real f’n dollars would be actual, real f'ing dollars. Not books and a training table. I personally have no problem with athletes getting real f'ing dollars for their role in a billion dollar industry. But I'm a capitalist at heart so perhaps I'm missing something.
5 months
“Books and a training table”...could you be more ignorant? I guess you see no value in earning a degree ? You know ...that little piece of paper that gets you job opportunities for the rest of your lifetime...and at salaries that far exceed those without it. If you don’t want to go to college then don’t but gtfo of here with this player exploitation bull shite. A free ride in college IS real f’n dollars....just ask anyone with a student loan or a child in college.
5 months
It is a Pandora's box when coaches make whatever a school is willing to pay and no restrictions on movement while kids get no money and have to sit out on transfers
4 months
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