Back in April, former UConn guard Shabazz Napier made comments about NCAA players going to bed hungry, and Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace seems to agree.
Here is what Wallace had to say on Thursday at SEC Media Days, per CBSSports.com
When asked about player rights and what's important to him, Wallace said a $1,000 scholarship check barely gets players through the month. They need more, he says -- and a cost-of-attendance stipend would be a start.
The NCAA recently passed a rule allowing unlimited meals, something of which Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork, who's proactive for student rights, will certainly exercise.
"A lot of guys go to bed hungry at night. That's real," Wallace told CBSSports.com from Thursday's SEC Media Days session. "We have our breakfast and lunch, you can swipe your card, but dinner you have to pay for. ... We need more compensation just to be able to survive. If I didn't have my parents I don't know what I would do. A lot of these kids don't have the same things that I have. I know that their struggle is something terrible. Cost of attendance, if they could just give us that, it would be OK."
Wallace also mentioned this
about players possibly receiving payment for jersey sales:
"People might buy that 14 jersey because they want my jersey or something," Wallace said. "If we can have a portion of jersey sales or something like that, it would be great."
What do you think?