The debate over college athletes and whether should be paid has been raging on for some time now, and you will have some go as far as to say they are being exploited by colleges and the NCAA.
It looks like this discussion will continue to rage on and is in discussions to be made a movie per CBS Sports.
Former LSU football player Abram Booty is leading the charge to have this movie made and he is already being backed by some pretty notable current and former NFL players.
The debate over how college athletes are treated may become a feature film. Several former college stars — including Aaron Rodgers, Ray Lewis and Desmond Howard — have joined former LSU football player Abram Booty’s efforts to make a movie portraying college athlete exploitation in the NCAA.
The movie would be called “Work Horses” and is scheduled to start production in March 2016. The movie’s website (workhorsesmovie.com) lays out some of the plans for the film and includes testimonials from prominent players.
Booty has created a Kickstarter campaign with an initial goal of raising $250,000 by Jan. 17. Booty claims the script is completed and would be produced by George Folsey Jr., who produced “Coming to America,” “The Three Amigos” and Michael Jackson’s Thriller” video.
About 50 to 70 major sports names are backing the project and lending their support for free while promoting the movie on Twitter, Booty said. Some of them plan to be on the set during production in Shreveport, La., to make the film be realistic.
I think this would be a great movie and would send a great message if it is able to be made and put on the big screen. I think it’s definitely heading in the right direction with guys like Rodgers, Lewis and Howard backing it already.
Time will tell if this thing gains further traction and actually happens.