Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Coach Stoops Says Players Get 'Paid' Enough

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops opened a can of worms when he told SportingNews' Matt Hayes that student-athletes are 'paid' enough already.
“I tell my guys all the time,” Stoops says, “you’re not the first one to spend a hungry Sunday without any money.”
 He continued...
“You know what school would cost here for non-state guy? Over $200,000 for room, board and everything else,” Stoops said. “That’s a lot of money. Ask the kids who have to pay it back over 10-15 years with student loans. You get room and board, and we’ll give you the best nutritionist, the best strength coach to develop you, the best tutors to help you academically, and coaches to teach you and help you develop. How much do you think it would cost to hire a personal trainer and tutor for 4-5 years?

“I don’t get why people say these guys don’t get paid. It’s simple, they are paid quite often, quite a bit and quite handsomely.”
 Stoops added...
“A lot of our guys wouldn’t be here if they were like every other student,” Stoops says. “I hear what they’re being fed on the outside. Sometimes we have to feed them some perspective.”
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