Correct. Why can’t they be compensated for their God given talent? Our ladies gymnastics team shouldn’t be able to be compensated for hosting clinics? Is that not a job? Treylon Burks shouldn’t be able to do a 30 second tik tok telling us how much fish he slays with the Trout Magnet and be compensated for it? Christian Franklin shouldn’t be able to sign baseballs for an hour in the parking lot of Fayetteville’s hottest Mexican restaurant?
Why can coaches get paid for speaking engagements, shoe deals and other side perks, but Devo Davis can’t?
Do we live in a free market society or not?
Honestly I think @bocephus5 is right and colleges should get out of athletics all together and we adopt a European club style approach, but that’s not coming for a long long time