Former Syracuse, NBA Player Etan Thomas Blasts NCAA
One of the most controversial debates in sports, and one that grows more prominent each year, is whether or not student-athletes should be paid. Arguments both pro and con have been written countless times, but it is always interesting when former high-profile college athletes speak out and share their sides of the story.
Earlier this week, basketball player Etan Thomas, formerly of the Syracuse Orange, spoke with HoopsHype and had some harsh things to say about the NCAA:
“College athletics is nothing more than a corrupt system focused on exploitation and greed. The bottom line is you are not a student-athlete as they love to profess to the world, you are an athlete-student, and you are there for one reason and one reason only. You can keep your grades up enough to remain eligible, but then again, that’s only so you can be able to play.”
Thomas goes on to discuss how student athletes deserve to be paid, and the NCAA is a joke for calling itself “a non-profit organization”. Thomas’ article can be viewed in its entirety here.