Earlier Friday morning, former college football star Tim Tebow made an impassioned speech about not paying collegiate athletes. The topic of conversation popped up at California unanimously passed a bill allowing athletes to be compensated for their likeness.
Tebow made it clear he was against athletes being paid – which caused quite the reaction from those in the media.
“Yes I know we live in a selfish culture, but we’re just adding and piling on to that where it changes what’s special about college football – we turned it into the NFL where it’s about who has the most money that’s where you go,” Tebow said on Friday. “That’s why people are more passionate about college sports than they are about the NFL.”
He immediately received responses calling out the quarterback for his comments.
I appreciate Tebow drawing on his own experience here. But he’s making an anti-individualist argument while using his own, individual story to disregard the needs of others. https://t.co/JmDoDr4hrd
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) September 13, 2019
Tim Tebow is definitely passionate. I’ll give him that. But he isn’t making a lick of sense in this clip. https://t.co/eGSCgh9jKk
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) September 13, 2019
Tebow’s opinion is in minority – especially when it comes to the opinions of former athletes.
It’s clear those in the media hold a different viewpoint on the topic as well. While the NCAA is against the new bill, it seems the rest of the country is in support of athletes gaining some type of compensation for their play.
Where do you stand on the topic of paying players?