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Published on January 9th, 2018 | by Brittain Thompson

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Former Ole Miss WR Mike Wallace Shocked by Bonus Paid to Alabama Coach

Mike Wallace took to Twitter to illustrate the large gap between what coaches are paid in bonuses, on top of their already large salaries, and what college players have to live on from their scholarship money.

The Alabama coaches are due $1.27 million after defeating Georgia in the National Championship Game. Wallace stated that after paying for bills he had roughly $180 to feed himself on for the month.

 

 

This sparked discussion on his Twitter page regarding how much money is made from players.

 

Some raised the point that $180 should be plenty to live off of if you’re basic needs are met. Though the criticism was rebutted by the amount of money involved in college sports.

Criticism over the monetization of college athletes is not a new topic and likely won’t be restructured in the near future. It’s an ideal situation for the NCAA, but leaves the athletes to scrape by. The Local Voice Ligature

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Brittain is an associate editor of The Local Voice, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, MS.



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