AD Gets $18,000. What Do You Think The Athlete Got?

Read about this in today’s Charleston Gazette:

Gene Smith, the Ohio State University athletic director, was paid a bonus of $18,000 because Logan Stieber won the 141-pound weight class at the NCAA wrestling championships. Stieber got a pat on the back.
Smith’s contract calls for a bonus for “exceptional athletic achievements.”
It is past time to pay the athletes a percentage of all sports income. For starters divide among “student-athletes” 10% of ticket and concession sales. And a performance bonus equal to any given to athletic directors and coaches–after all who does the performing?

About Sam's Branch

I joined the Peace Corps in 1961 as West Virginia’s first volunteer. Go to Amazon.com to order my book Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories. I am the eighth generation of my family born in the Big Coal River Valley of West Virginia. My father and grandfather were underground coal miners. I have a chemical engineering degree from West Virginia University (WVU). After training to make sidewinder missiles, I joined the Peace Corps and taught chemistry and coached the track team at a secondary school in Nigeria. Since that time, I was WVU’s first full time foreign student advisor and worked in urban outreach, organic farming, construction labor, and high school teaching. I recently retired from the board of directors of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy (wvhighlands.org), and recently retired from the board of directors of the West Virginia Kanawha State Forest Foundation (ksff.org). I am still on the board of the Labor History Association and the West Virginia Environmental Education Association and recently joined the board of the West Virginia Civil Liberties Union. I am active in the campaign to stop the destructive practice of mountain top removal strip mining in the Appalachian Mountains. You may contact me at martinjul@aol.com or my blog samsbranch.wordpress.
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