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Spurrier Wants Players To Get Paid
by Larry Leo
May 31, 20123 Comments
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier thinks players should get approximately $3,500 to $4,000 for the entire year to cover most college expenses and he brought this up again at this year's SEC spring meetings. Spurrier said...
quote:What did Les Miles say about this?
"It's very similar to last year," South Carolina's coach said of his stipend plan Wednesday. "We're trying to get extra money for living expense, academic expense, game-related expense to our players because of the tremendous amount of money -- billions -- they're bringing (in)."
"We as coaches believe they're entitled to a little more than room, books, board and tuition," Spurrier said. "Again, we as coaches would be willing to pay it if they were to approve it to where our guys could get approximately get three-, four-thousand bucks a year. It wouldn't be that much, but enough to allow them to live like normal student-athletes.
"We think they need more and deserve more. It's as simple as that."
"We recognize that the income producers are both the football and basketball programs, period," "So there's a want to say with this extra income we would like to provide cost of education and cost of expense stipends to those players. We recognize that it's going to be difficult for every team on every campus -- volleyball, gymnastics, baseball, etc. -- to come up with the same number.
"What we're saying is the revenue-income sports, certainly football, would need in a possibility of sharing the income that's being produced, paying it back to those guys.
"It would be a difficult task putting it to work, but I think it's something we all want to push forward."
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