NFL Star Compares College Athletes To Slaves [VIDEO]

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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett believes that athletes competing in NCAA sports are the equivalent of slaves.

“Hell yeah college players should get paid. NCAA gets paid. Rose Bowl gets paid. Everybody gets paid except the people making the product. In some countries, they call that slavery,” Bennett said during an ESPN E:60 segment. (SLIDESHOW: Celebrate The NFL Season With The Hottest Cheerleaders In The Game)


There are plenty of reasons to argue that college athletes should be paid, but comparing them to slaves is a bit ridiculous.

The starting quarterback or star basketball player at the University of Wisconsin is living the dream and isn’t by any stretch of the imagination oppressed.

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