Corruption in College Football


ROB MCCLENDON: HELLO
EVERYONE; THANKS FOR
JOINING US HERE ON HORIZON. WELL IF WHAT WE SPEND OUR
MONEY ON IS ANY INDICATION
OF WHAT WE CARE ABOUT, THEN HERE IN OKLAHOMA WE
LOVE OUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL. IN 2012 THE STATE’S TWO
LARGEST FOOTBALL PROGRAMS,
OU AND OSU MADE JUST OVER 100 MILLION DOLLARS. AND NEITHER ONE IS EVEN
IN THE TOP TEN OF THE
MOST PROFITABLE FOOTBALL SCHOOLS IN AMERICA. AS MORE AND MORE MONEY
POURS INTO COLLEGE
FOOTBALL, IT HAS BECOME A PROFITABLE BUSINESS
FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT
FOR THE PLAYERS. UNDEFEATED AND UNTIED. ROB MCCLENDON: FROM ITS
EARLIEST DAYS, FOOTBALL
HAS BEEN A ROUGH SPORT. IT WAS A TOUGH MAN’S GAME
FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. ROB: AND TODAY
IT’S NO DIFFERENT. THE HITS ARE HARD,
AND WE LOVE IT. WE PACK OUR STADIUMS AND
PAY FOR THE PRIVILEGE. COACHES SALARIES NOW IN
THE MILLIONS, THEY DWARF
THOSE OF OTHER STATE WORKERS. YET FOR THE PLAYERS,
IT’S ANOTHER STORY. ONE THAT IS DETAILED IN
THE BOOK THE SYSTEM: THE
GLORY AND SCANDAL OF BIG TIME COLLEGE FOOTBALL. CO-AUTHOR, JEFF BENIDICT
WAS GIVEN UNPRECEDENTED
ACCESS BY TOP FLIGHT COLLEGE FOOTBALL PROGRAMS,
INCLUDING OKLAHOMA STATE,
INTO A WORLD OF BIG MONEY,
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BIG PRESSURE, AND SMALL
REWARDS FOR THOSE THAT
PLAY THE GAME.

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