College football: Sports' disproportionate revenue, jersey sales muddle player compensation issue

by Jason Kersey Published: July 27, 2013
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Oklahoma senior cornerback Aaron Colvin said he's inclined to believe football players should be treated differently because of the large revenue they generate, but quickly added that he knows that isn't feasible and wouldn't be fair.

“To be openly honest, I do think it's somewhat different with football because they do bring in so much revenue, especially at certain schools, but at the end of the day, it's not fair to pay one sport more money than the other one because everybody's doing the same thing,” Colvin said. “Everybody's risking their time, sacrificing their time, their bodies, in order to compete for their school. But I don't have the solution for it.”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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