State bill would make Clemson pay football, basketball players


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There is a new bill that has been prefiled that would make it state law that Clemson and South Carolina pay their football and basketball players (men's and women's teams).

Sen. Marlon Kimpson, D-Charleston, is the sponsor of the new bill.

"It's time for the 21st Century athlete to be compensated for the risk of injury, which could result in a loss of career, and the substantial revenues that they generate for the colleges and universities,” Kimpson told WSPA.

Kimpson proposes student-athletes to be paid $2,500 a semester (20 hours a week X minimum wage $7.50). The athlete would have a trust fund set up and only if he or she graduates and takes a financial budgeting course would they get the $5,000 per year and up to $25,000 in total(if redshirts).

"The money has to go somewhere. and it's not going to reduce tuition," Kimpson told the Post and Courier. "It's being kept in the athletic programs, but it's not being given to athletes. It's going to the coaching staffs. I don't have a problem with that, but it's time to share some of these revenues with the players."

Kimpson even had a take on former Gamecock player Marcus Lattimore and Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson.

"Take a player like Watson; I'm very concerned about his ability to make it through four years in college, let alone going pro," Kimpson told the Post and Courier. "Or a guy like Lattimore, who was significantly injured in college. Those injuries damaged his future ability to earn money."

Clemson Assistant AD for Athletic Communication Joe Galbraith told WSPA, “The welfare of each of our student athletes remains of the utmost importance to our athletic department. Dating back to the creation of IPTAY in 1934 to provide scholarships to student-athletes, Clemson has been at the forefront of student-athlete benefits and preparation for life after college. To that end, we will do whatever we can within the rules of the NCAA and ACC to continue to provide every benefit available to them. “

The next legislative session will start in less than a month on Jan. 13.

WSPA.com

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FB Update: State bill would make Clemson pay football, basketball players
TigerNet News
I can see it now. " But the State made us do it"***
Hi Cotton Tiger®
Re: I can see it now. " But the State made us do it"***
allorangeallthetime52®
Is that pronounced Kimpson or Kimzon?***
josephg®
I'd say Kimzon as snakes can't make a P sound.***
cutigersJD®
Re: Is that pronounced Kimpson or Kimzon?***
freakgeek
Clemson: Please handle this without legislative involvement.
cutigersJD®
Clemson can't do it on their own right now
PenthouseTiger
I'm holding out hope that the NCAA does something.
cutigersJD®
Re: I'm holding out hope that the NCAA does something.
PenthouseTiger
Bc wimmins basketball isnt already a money pit...
NorthAlabamaTiger
the landscape of college sports is going to change..
tgrfan42069
Re: the landscape of college sports is going to change..
D2johnstone
Some people already openly criticize the players so
Tiger5
Maybe division 2 will be spared***
SquishyWaffle
This sentiment irks the stew out of me
CubMD
indeed..
tgrfan42069
Notice they only want SC and Clemson to pay.
cutigersJD®
Re: This sentiment irks the stew out of me
Wrangler
Re: This sentiment irks the stew out of me
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: This sentiment irks the stew out of me
Litefoot®
It is an absurd fallacy and it amazes me that the general
Swarley
Except...
GotGRR
How so? It was the platform that displayed their
Swarley
have reporters just deteriorated this much over the past
vlastimil_hort
Re: FB Update: State bill would make Clemson pay football, basketball players
Wrangler
Who wins? NCAA or State Law?***
Injun Tiger
Or losing federal funding
clemson_john
Re: FB Update: State bill would make Clemson pay football, basketball players
ziggy_1118
Can I get my taxes back that pay for their education?
rbrugger
Leave it to a dumb@ss liberal to champion this idea
PioneerG
Would this help bkball recruiting??
nctigs
I love how they like to stress the "welfare" of the players
tiger co-op
Hate to admit iT BUT I'm coming around to setting uP a trust
lightbulbbill®
Re: Hate to admit iT BUT I'm coming around to setting uP a trust
allorangeallthetime52®
sounds like Saban & the "welfare" of the players in HNUH
jbthe1tiger99®
Re: FB Update: State bill would make Clemson pay football, basketball players
Tiger8096
Re: FB Update: State bill would make Clemson pay football, basketball players
pacman116
$555,000 a year for FB, MBB, and WBB.
AppTiger02
one way to end all this talk
jgtiger
Re: one way to end all this talk
allorangeallthetime52®
But the facilities arms race isn't necessary
clemsongt
Re: But the facilities arms race isn't necessary
tigersmoak
Please pass this. The lawsuits would be hilarious
IPTAY FAMILY
Re: Please pass this. The lawsuits would be hilarious
MackDaddy®
Re: FB Update: State bill would make Clemson pay football, basketball players
CRAWDAD®
impeach Kimpson!!!!
jbthe1tiger99®
Re: impeach Kimpson!!!!
CRAWDAD®
NCAA controls that
sspassport®
Must be a USC-columbia fan and this is the only thing he
geech72
If this bill does pass, wouldn't it be beneficial to recruiting ?
Bleedorange09
Re: If this bill does pass, wouldn't it be beneficial to recruiting ?
MackDaddy®
Re: FB Update: State bill would make Clemson pay football, basketball players
MackDaddy®
Dumbest idea proposed this year at the state legislature
myplasticsurgeon
Re: Dumbest idea proposed this year at the state legislature
Litefoot®
Re: FB Update: State bill would make Clemson pay football, basketball players
hangtime033
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Illnoistiger
If they genesis issue is the revenue these schools are
tigerzeye
Re: FB Update: State bill would make Clemson pay football, basketball players
cuted
This wreaks of a no-name politician trying to get publicity.***
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