State bill would make Clemson pay football, basketball players


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State bill would make Clemson pay football, basketball players

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