Jake Butt believes college athletes should be paid.
That’s not exactly a revelation. The former Michigan tight end, now preparing for the NFL draft, has spoken out about the issue before — on Twitter, especially. But now that his collegiate eligibility has expired and he’s approaching the start of his professional career, Butt spoke at length at Michigan’s pro day on Friday, saying specifically he should be able to profit off the use of his own name.
“Something needs to change,” Butt told reporters. “I don’t want a check from the NCAA. I don’t know that that’s something that’s likely, but the big thing is, they say you can’t use your name to benefit.”
According to ESPN, this was something Butt began thinking about when he moved to an off-campus apartment as aRead More »from Ex-Michigan tight end Jake Butt believes college players should be paid