Ryan Mallett’s Agent Speaks About Paying College Athletes
The agent for Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett believes that paying college athletes a stipend on top of receipt of athletic scholarships is inevitable. Earlier this week, football agent and attorney J.R. Carroll spoke publicly about his position and took a position that I have held for quite some time — it is ridiculous to call college players “student-athletes.”
“The money has gotten to be so big and the pie has gotten to be so big that at some point, you’re going to have to give a piece of that pie to the individuals who are actually generating that income,” said Carroll.
Despite Carroll’s belief that college athletes will eventually receive stipends, he predicts that said stipends will not become large payments of cash and that schools will be required to pay both male and female athletes in order to comply with Title IX regulations.