Re: “Salaries of UW assistants top $3 million” (TNT, 1-14).
University of Washington football coaches are hired at exorbitant salaries to teach young men a sport with sometimes serious medical consequences, especially in later life. Now consideration is given to a “stipend” for players beyond “scholarship”: Pay the players to risk injuries that can afflict them for life.
Perhaps the time has come for the football program to separate from tax-supported higher education, especially since the old argument is that the football program pays for itself.
With extravagant salaries and “stipends,” college football has become the minor league for …