(NEW YORK) — Former two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin believes college athletes should be paid to play. The ongoing discussion continues throughout college sports and Griffin understands the importance of being paid.
“I think they should get more than what they’re receiving right now. These kids are smart, they see what’s happening around. They see the facilities being put up, the cost of what it takes to watch and play college football at your university,” Griffin told ABC Sports Radio on Friday. “They see the million dollar contracts the coaches are receiving.”
Griffin joined ABC Sports Radio to discuss the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, which celebrates high school seniors across the country who excel in academics, community leadership and athletics — and not just football, but up to 27 sports.
“They do everything else just like the professionals…They suffer the same injuries, concussions,” Griffin continued.
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