I read this Sports By Brooks article today, and though I think Brooks tends to be a bit too cynical in general, this take is spot on. High profile Division 1 college athletes want cash, and they want it now. If they don’t go to the school that offers them the greatest opportunity for a shot at the NFL/NBA/MLB, they go to whichever school comes with the friendliest boosters.
I’d be willing to bet that 80% of top draftees playing in professional sports today took some kind of illegal gift from a deep pocketed booster, reporter, or agent while in college.
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