TheComeback- The National Collegiate Athletic Association will find any way to keep money out of the hands of athletes. Now, that includes giving out $100,000 to non-athletes to tell them how to improve the lives of athletes.
The association has announced that it has awarded $100,000 in grants to various researches who “will bring tangible benefits to college athletes,” including mindfulness training, career development, mental health support and others.
I'm sure there are some student athletes out there that would love to dip their hand in the cookie jar.....and have the financial means necessary to pay out of pocket for whatever delightful treat they pulled out, but you can't argue with what the NCAA is doing here. Mindfulness? Career development? Why give college athletes tangible currency when you can give them...(dun, dun, dun)....MORE FREE COLLEGE!!! All these football players are out there putting their health at risk for nothing more than the education they hope not to need until far later in life, but surely they must appreciate having their non-financial benefits indiscernibly enhanced!
A cool 100k might seem like pennies since it's coming from an organization that's worth billions and billions of dollars, but how can you criticize the NCAA for budgeting less than 1% of their yearly revenue towards giving the hard working kids responsible for it an outlet to vent about the struggles caused by their inability to earn a percentage of it? They might be the organization causing the pain and stress, but at least they are nice enough to offer up literally anything other than true monetary relief to kinda sorta ease it!