Reggie Bush Says College Athletes Being Able To Profit Could ‘Destroy Some People’

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Former USC star Reggie Bush thinks there’s a real downside to college athletes being able to profit.

The NCAA is nearing a rule change that will allow college athletes to profit from their name, likeness and image. However, the retired running back sees potential issues. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)


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The legendary USC running back recently told Playboy the following about athletes being able to profit:

Guidance is the one thing that young athletes coming through the college system miss on so much. I missed on it. They’re about to start paying college athletes. This is something that has never been experienced before, and it’s going to destroy some people if their foundation is not in the right place.

Obviously, Bush is 100% correct. There are absolutely some people who will fall into a dark pit once they get some money.

That’s just life. When you start throwing cash to someone who has no idea what they’re doing and are surrounded by poor influences, it doesn’t take much for things to come crashing down.

Watch the ESPN documentary “Broke” if you need proof of that fact.

However, just because some college athletes won’t handle it well doesn’t mean we should stop all athletes from profiting.

At the end of the day, they’re bringing in millions and millions of dollars for these schools. Last time I checked, in America, you’re allowed to engage in capitalism.

If someone wants to pay for an autograph, they should be allowed to. It’s that simple. Athletes shouldn’t be restricted from making money just because they’re students.

Bush is right and we should still let athletes make money. Two things can be true at the same time.