Jadeveon Clowney was a guest on Jim Rome Wednesday and the topic of pay for play came up.
Clowney of course was the topic of much debate last season because of the notion that returning to South Carolina could possibly cost him money.
The consensus No. 1 player in the draft told Rome that “college players should be paid,” and that he “would’ve stay at South Carolina if players were paid.”
Yes. Having to take care of my family, it would have made a difference if I’d have gotten paid,” Clowney told Jim Rome. “If I would have had the chance to take care of my family through college I would have probably stayed in college.”
Unsurprisingly, Clowney also believes that college athletes should be paid and told Rome as much.
“I think so,” Clowney said. “They are selling our jerseys with our numbers and making money off of ticket sales so I think college athletes should get paid.”