Nader Wants Athletic Scholarships Gone

Nader Wants Athletic Scholarships Gone
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Friday, March 25, 2011 - 12:45pm

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is calling for the elimination of college athletic scholarships, saying the move is necessary to "de-professionalize" college athletes.


Nader's League of Fans, a group aimed at reforming sports, proposes that the scholarships be replaced with need-based financial aid.

He says that would help restore academic integrity to college sports.


The Associated Press obtained a copy of the proposal Thursday, ahead of its official release.


Nader, a former presidential candidate, argues that his plan would also help reduce the "win-at-all-costs" mentality in high schools, by reducing the incentive of college scholarships.
 

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