Friday was a landmark day for collegiate athletics. A federal judge ruled in the Ed O’Bannon v. NCAA case, opening the door for student athletes to profit off their image, likeness, etc.
Today, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier was asked about the decision. His response is what you would expect from one of the most entertaining coaches in college football.
Spurrier: “Can’t use athletes to make millions of dollars and they get nothing. Wait a minute though, that’s what we do isn’t it?”
— Michael Haney (@Haney1075) August 9, 2014
Spurrier was probably being playful with that comment, and he’s wrong in saying that student athletes get “nothing” (scholarship packages often cost schools more than 100K), but he’s correct in his point that they should get more. Thanks to the O’Bannon ruling, they likely will.