Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Z_CNHI News Service

September 17, 2013

True student-athletes no longer exist

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“But the truth is that the welfare of student-athletes is not the No. 1 priority; instead, it is the maintenance of scholarships, the preservation of wins and the ability to compete in bowl games (soon-to-be playoff games),” he wrote. “The hypocrisy runs rampant.”

College sports have traded their integrity for riches. But life hasn’t improved for the jocks. Some things just never change down on the plantation.

Tom Lindley is a sports columnist for the CNHI News Service. Reach him at tlindley@cnhi.com.

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