- Aug 10, 2006
They are not professional athletes and your insistence otherwise does not make it so. The rest of what you stated is a combination of conjecture and gibberish.What does Jesus have to do with this?
I mean we should explain the deal so the kids know to what they are agreeing. You guys are far too worried about what "people will say". We've had great recruiting classes since race baiters thought they could kill Kirk. The negative recruiters will say bad things, and they will always find bad things to say about Iowa, and every other competitor. I cannot imagine the presence of an 8th grade level consumer economics course, you know the one where you learn about family budgets, savings and investing, etc... would have any effect on recruiting.
The 18 year old recruit is only hearing the amount that will be on checks, and nothing else, and most will sell their soul for that amount of money. Welcome to the USA circa 2022.
Check the boxes. These players are all adults, are they not? They are being paid to play a sport for Iowa, are they not? Some will leave college independently wealthy and many will earn more than enough to hire their own CPAs, financial planners and brokers. Why should the U of Iowa divert its resources to assist these adult professional athletes with their financial management?
Indeed, how do you morally justify taking money from other things and people like the recruiting budgets, the non schollie teams, the advertising and PR budget, etc...to provide even more benefits and privileges to the University's most privileged, wealthiest students? That seems patently unfair.