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B1GTide

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It absolutely is an option because no one is making them "tryout" for the NFL. If you want to go to the NFL and this is your only path, then pay your dues and spend your 3 or so years in college, and hopefully move on into the league.
So the only choice that a college player has is to sit down and shut up? They don't have the same rights as the rest of America? The right to strike or protest for better pay, healthcare and a safe work environment?
 

mrusso

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So the only choice that a college player has is to sit down and shut up? They don't have the same rights as the rest of America? The right to strike or protest for better pay, healthcare and a safe work environment?
I think they absolutely have a right to strike or protest, but for what? Better pay? Absolutely not, they're in college. Will they be striking for all college students, or just the athletes. College is still a place to prepare you for your career, whether it be as a lawyer, accountant, etc, or professional athlete. Will the MIS student get better pay, healthcare and a safe work environment as well? They are part of what makes up the university. Athletes have chosen a high risk, high reward path for their career. Again, no one is making them go to college to train and ultimately tryout for the NFL, my point is that is their choice.
 

B1GTide

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I think they absolutely have a right to strike or protest, but for what? Better pay? Absolutely not, they're in college. Will they be striking for all college students, or just the athletes. College is still a place to prepare you for your career, whether it be as a lawyer, accountant, etc, or professional athlete. Will the MIS student get better pay, healthcare and a safe work environment as well? They are part of what makes up the university. Athletes have chosen a high risk, high reward path for their career. Again, no one is making them go to college to train and ultimately tryout for the NFL, my point is that is their choice.
Thanks for the reply. We disagree, but that is okay.
 
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Ultimately it is a choice. It's not like the athletes get nothing out of it. Why does a player choose to play at Alabama and not Alcorn State? Because it is in his best interest. Not every player who thinks they are going to be an NFL player becomes an NFL player. Players make a choice to pursue the path that will make them the most successful and in exchange the university benefits. It is a win-win. But these demands, at least the ones relating directly to football, are kind of like the guy you hire and is told the salary and benefits, gets hired, and then starts complaining about the company.
 
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