NFL, Corey Jackson, Cleveland Browns discussed on THINK! America


Want to turn our attention now to the issue of college athletes being exploited when they go to college and all the demands on them with regard to their sports training and their sports execution. Is there a fair way to pay college athletes for their labor, and what is the NC double A have to say about paying athletes with regard to hurting their education or helping their education? Corey Jackson is a former NFL athlete who played for the Cleveland Browns and the Denver Broncos. He is presently the CEO of quirks, which is a platform that is changing the way athletes do business Corey so nice to have you on think. America. Welcome to the show. All right. Let's talk first and foremost, do you think you were exploited when you were playing sports in college, and you're paid as an NFL player. And do you think kids are kids? I'll talk to them as kids because some of them are seventeen and eighteen when they enter college are being exploited today at the college level for college athletics. So I always look at things appear valuable exchange. Right. And when we go to college scholarship, it often us, obviously education degree, and that's great. I think that's a that's a great opportunity. However, when you look at what's being generated a created off the backs of the athlete. You have to ask yourself. The question is this value exchange, which I did you have a a cold at Clemson university. Mccain over two million dollars a year, right and coaches. Assistant coach a head coach. So you have all of this money being generated you talking about. If you. Dollar industry, and I get education that maybe acquitted of seventy thousand dollars like that to me is completely unfair. No way you should be able to justify that. All right. You said at the top value to value. You get a college degree, you get an education, and that degree which has value and the school gets your athletic prowess, and hopefully winning football. All right. Do you think that's a fair value to valley, you mentioned the coach, but let's leave him out of that for just a sec. Absolutely not. They're getting more than just your after the crowd is getting your image or likeness, everything is generated from you as an individual bay on that, right? And so they're getting everything from you. And you get a degree which is relevant to the to the ability to actually go out and get a job. Like does not even guarantee that you're gonna get a really good career. You know, that's just something saying, hey can help you with bands furthering, your your your professional career. But it doesn't college athletes shouldn't sign that contract. They may be said I'll just play ends little scrimmages with the dorm or my athletic career is over at high school. I'm here to get an education which can lead to a good job. Maybe they shouldn't sign that. Babatunde mold Abby wants to play sport. Because they love the sport today. And they also want to be able to at some point opportunity play as a professional athlete, which is amazing opportunity to do. So I think when you look at it because there's no Carragee I'm putting my body. My time my energy family, all of those things at stake. And I am going to get an education. But when you look at what I'm generating what the code from the totality of the situation. What generating for? Aa Indies university is not even a drop in the bucket. Well, there's no question Corey it's big business, and they make a lot of money. How can you play? How can you pay an assistant coach Clemson two hundred million dollars? If that's not big business. However, what do you think would be the fairway then to get value for value? You say that it's not fair. I say it's hard to measure because there's so many variables. And and yet there are folks that proffer fair ways of doing this. What would those characteristics? Yeah. I think it is a fair way to do it. I think I'm thinking is not as is people like so. When you look at what the university's actually making generating. I think a percentage of accident Goto the athletes, and I think you decide on what percentage should be based upon. Athlete. What they're they're generally didn't that year. Right. And I think that's the civil way to do it. I think that because Abby guate- get endorsement deals deals. They in a lot of you can't even started YouTube channel and talk about sport they play because the NC double layered shut them down. And so they have no freedom that staying so I think it's just paying them a percentage of what they're generating. And I think they deserve that. Well, in your case, you're a former NFL athlete you played for the Cleveland Browns and the Denver Broncos. So chances are what you did in college was valuable enough to launch you to the NFL. I realized with some guy a gals guys and gals for that matter. They don't have the brakes depending on what school they go to. So in your case, you were able to bounce off that t- up in college to get you into the pros. Doing farm between. I played division one football and basketball starting out for the basketball team. And I played a lot as well. And so for me that was unique situation most athletes that play and give their time and energy. Are not gonna go pro. And a lotta times athlete how the elite talent. But it's just not enough spots. You know, you only going to have so many that can go. And so I think that because athletes are not necessarily banking on that being all to be off. I think you know, compensating them in a way that makes sense 'cause they generate as much revenue it almost as much revenue as the NFL like Bill generating so much revenue. They just not getting paid for. I think you're right. I think you're right. I'm not sure it's going to change anytime soon. Although I will mention that there is a federal judge. That is looking at a case, I believe it's an Oakland about this, very matter. How do you think that's going to pan out? I don't know how that particular pan out. But I do believe at some point it's going to change, and it's going to have to change becoming increasingly more difficult to to justify not doing it. And I think that case doesn't do it it it'll be another one. Eventually going to happen. Like, I said over time to just after the boss, it has to happen to this has been going on for a very long time and getting closer and closer to the time for it to actually come to a resolution. All right. So you don't think it's fair that top college sports programs can make a fortune, and I gotta give it to you. They do they make a fortune on student, athletes and only reward them with a scholarship. I think the other argument can be made that for most of them not people like you who have gone onto the NFL. But most of them the scholarship is their reward. Final thoughts. Yeah. I disagree. And here's what right. So so my company course, we work with athletes directly, right, athletes, collegiate athlete, former athlete and right now, we're getting influx of college athletes student athletes that are going into they last semester school. And they're contacting us to help them find employment, and what that says the universities themselves are not doing a whole lot. They help them transition into their professional career after college. Right. And that may be because the college placement for careers might be thin and they've put all their eggs in the sports basket anyway. And then they won't be drafted. I I understand that it is an issue for the school as well. We need to lead there. This is a huge topic. I agree that it is getting the eyeballs of federal judges. And there will be some resolves in certain cases on this in the near future, your terrific to talk.

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