Is It Right to Pay College Athletes to Play?

Athletes do see their jersey numbers on the racks of college bookstores but, they don’t see their share of the profits. Furthermore they see their coaches drawing million dollar salaries and their schools and conferences taking cash from corporate sponsors, but the don’t get a whiff of the action. Last year state legislators in Nebraska endorsed a stipend for University of Nebraska football players, and law makers in California, Texas, and Iowa have considered athlete-welfare measures, although no legislation has gotten off the ground.