Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV


August 13, 2013

Column: West says schools should consider paying athletes



While in times past enormous amounts of money were donated to Ivy League and other institutions for academics, West pointed out that now you see schools securing sports an enormous amount of money being contributed because of the success of their athletic programs.

“It’s not the educators doing that,” West said. “It’s the athletic programs doing that. It’s the importance of their leadership throughout America.

“I don’t see why they shouldn’t consider it (paying athletes) myself.”

He did not say how much the NCAA should allow, dollar-wise.

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