For anyone who even thinks about feeling the slightest ounce of pity for college football players who break the NCAA rules in order to get some quick cash, take a look at this:
You'll see that the annual cost of college (at UGA) for the upcoming year is about $20,000. Yes I understand that much is demanded of these young men, but much is given to them also. That's $20,000 that their families don't have to come up with. It's $20,000 worth of student loans that they don't have to take and pay back with interest. Furthermore, how many of these athletes won't go pro after their careers at UGA are over? They also have access to an amazing educational opportunity. One study (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/2002-07-18-degree-dollars.htm) shows that an individual with a bachelor's degree will earn $1 million more over the course of a lifetime than someone without a bachelor's degree.
In short, I feel zero sympathy for those Buckeyes, and I didn't feel any sympathy for AJ Green when he broke the rules (I felt sorry for our team, but not for AJ). For anyone saying that college athletes should get paid, understand they *already are* getting paid.