Tags: john oliver | ncaa | rant | players | paid

John Oliver's NCAA Rant: Everyone but Players Gets Paid

Image: John Oliver's NCAA Rant: Everyone but Players Gets Paid
(Landov, file)

By    |   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 08:11 AM

John Oliver, the host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight," assailed the NCAA for not paying its players during a 20-minute exposé on Sunday.

As The Big Lead reported, Oliver's comedic rant served as "a really good refresher course about poor athletes, rich coaches, fake classes and everything else you’ve argued about in regards to student-ath-o-letes."

Oliver kicks off by pointing out that the March Madness tournament earns the association over $1 billion in advertising revenue — three times more than the Super Bowl — yet none of this money is ever seen by the players, who live like indentured servants.

He explains, among other things, that Walter Byers, the first president of the NCAA, coined the term "student-athlete" so he could avoid paying workers comp to injured athletes, and that current president Mark Emmert continues to hide behind this designation to avoid paying players.

Oliver ends with a parody of the NCAA's videogame, which he calls "March Sadness."



© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
John Oliver, the host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight," assailed the NCAA for not paying its players during a 20-minute exposé on Sunday.
john oliver, ncaa, rant, players, paid
159
2015-11-18
Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 08:11 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved