College athletics is one of the biggest legal frauds we allow in this country

Sam Smith:

College athletics is one of the biggest legal frauds we allow in this country, and we allow many. Coaches quitting guaranteed "contracts" whenever they feel while kids are locked into programs, schools making tens and hundreds of millions while steering kids away from academic programs that will require too much study so they can practice sports more. It's an affront to academics. College presidents fit right next to stock market manipulators these days. Though the kids won't get the TV exposure with the networks in partnership with the corrupt universities, they'll be coached by NBA coaches—Windy City's Charlie Henry is one of the better young coaches in the game—and watched carefully by NBA teams. I'm happy for those kids not having to endure the hypocrisy of being in alleged academic institutions and soiling themselves by being associated with college athletic departments. I know I pulled my punches, but I'll let you know next time how I really feel.

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Agreed.