A report by the National College Players Association and a Drexel University professor says the average fair market value of top-tier college football and men’s basketball players is over $100,000. And, the report by the advocacy group says the athletes are entitled to at least a portion of that.
The report, which will be released Tuesday, says that, instead, players receive athletic scholarships that don’t cover the full cost of attending school, leaving many of them living below the poverty line.
The NCAA replies in a statement that President Mark Emmert and college presidents have made it clear that they support grants that cover the full cost of attending school, though Emmert opposes paying college athletes.
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