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Florida Defensive Back Says College Football Is “Modern Day Slavery”

by: Black Adam Schefter On  Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Tags:  Florida Gators   SEC  

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Florida

Student athletes especially at major colleges have always voiced that the players should get paid something from the massive amount of income that the schools bring in from fans that come to watch them play. Those voices got a little stronger after the revenue of the SEC was reported to be north of $500 Million.

According to tax returns acquired by USA Today, the SEC made $527.4 million in revenue from Sep. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015, the first year of the SEC Network. It was also the first year of the College Football Playoff. USA Today notes the half-billion-plus is an increase of more than 60 percent than what the conference received in the last year of the BCS and the final year without the network.”

Florida Gators defensive back Jalen Tabor took to Twitter to voice his opinion on college football unwillingness to pay athletes after seeing that revenue number.

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That tweet rubbed some people the wrong way as he took a bunch of heat for it.

He apologized later for the tweet.

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