|Syracuse's Boeheim not for paying student-athletes|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 02 October 2013 11:56|
Speaking Wednesday in Syracuse at an annual Associated Press meeting of New York newspaper editors, Boeheim said he's heard the most recent talk about paying college athletes and calls it ``the most idiotic suggestion of all time.''
Boeheim took exception with retired NBA star Chris Webber's complaint he received nothing after his team shirt was sold. In a documentary released earlier this year, Webber lamented that while a student-athlete at Michigan, his team jersey sold in a campus store for $75 without any money going to him.
Boeheim noted that Webber received a free education and the exposure that allowed him to go on to a hugely lucrative professional career.
``He didn't get his $30,000 or $40,000,'' Boeheim said. ``But he got his money.''