Tim Tebow was on ESPN’s First Take this morning to debate with Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman. The topic was California’s senate recently passing a bill allowing student athletes to have endorsements.
If you’re not familiar with this recent bill, California would allow college athletes to earn money from the use of their names, images and likenesses. This would give student athletes a chance to have a share of the revenue that is being pulled in by the NCAA. The NCAA is against the bill for obvious reasons but Athletes like LeBron James and Draymond Green have spoke saying they are in favor for it.
On today’s show Tim Tebow spoke from his personal experience which is understandable, but his take is not being received well. Tebow said:
I feel like I have a little creditably and knowledge about this. When I was at the University of Florida I think my jersey was one of the top selling jerseys around the world. It was Kobe, LeBron and I was right behind them and I didn’t make a dollar from it , but nor did I want to.
You could see the passion coming out of Tebow during this video and everyone is entitle to their opinion, but I would have to say “This isn’t it”. In 2017 the NCAA reported a revenue of $1.1 billion operating as a non profit organization. The players get free education and meals, but in the grand scheme of things it’s just pennies on the dollar.
There are people who are on the same side as Tebow but there are a lot of people dragging him for his comments today. Let us know what side of the issue you are on. Flip the pages to see the video and reactions from Twitter.