College athletes generate billion of dollars a year and the NCAA should act immediately to implement policies that will provide these athletes with basic protections. With administrators and coaches enjoying six and seven figure salaries, it is unethical to subject college athletes to unnecessary physical, financial and academic risks.
Therefore, we, the undersigned are calling on the NCAA to adopt rules that will provide the following basic protections to college athletes:
- Prohibit universities from refusing to renew a scholarship of a player that suffers a permanent injury in his/her sport.
- Require schools to pay for any medical expenses resulting from sports-related injuries that an athlete would otherwise have to pay.
- Allow universities to put their multiple year scholarship offers in writing.
- Allow universities to offer scholarships up to the cost of attendance.