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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (79338)5/21/2024 1:40:43 PM
From: Broken_Clock
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those poor slaves that got a free college education....

Is this called a financial participation trophy?

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To: Bill who wrote (79339)5/21/2024 1:45:41 PM
From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell
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Typically if you like the Mets, Jets, and Islanders, you don't like the Yankees, Giants, and Rangers. The Nets are so recent that both sets of fans usually also like the Knicks.

- Jeff

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To: Broken_Clock who wrote (79340)5/21/2024 2:28:30 PM
From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell
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Only 57% of D1 athletes get any form of a scholarship. Only for the so-called "head-count" sports (e.g. football (FBS), basketball, women's gymnastics, tennis, and volleyball) must every scholarship cover the full cost of attendance (i.e. Division I FBS football teams can offer up to 85 full-ride scholarships, and Division 1 women's volleyball teams can offer up to 12 full-ride scholarships per team). In "equivalency" sports (e.g. track & field, swimming, and baseball), scholarships are typically divided among multiple athletes (e.g. D1 baseball teams get to divide up 11.7 scholarships per team; that doesn't go very far).

- Jeff

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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (79342)5/21/2024 2:47:40 PM
From: Bill
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The scholarship limits seem imbalanced. D1 hockey for both men and women get 18 each. Rowing gets 20. Soccer just 9.9. Men's hoop gets 13, women's 15 - one for every team member.

Women's golf gets 6, while men's gets 4.5.

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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (79342)5/21/2024 3:38:24 PM
From: Broken_Clock
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Then why should they get paid reparations?

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To: Broken_Clock who wrote (79344)5/21/2024 8:21:48 PM
From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell
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I agree with you. Reparations make no sense. I'm just saying it's not a free ride for kids, especially baseball players. I think UConn has given only two kids full baseball scholarships-- ever.

What we are talking about here is ethics. For example, not too long ago there were no child labor laws, a minimum wage, an eight hour work day, or overtime. The line between fairness and exploitation is ever-changing for sure, but when it does change, that doesn't imply one side owes the other money. Obviously, forced labor, slavery, and other forms of coercion are never acceptable. And to be clear, making billions of dollars off college athletes who were not forced to play a given sport, while clearly unbalanced, does not fall into this latter category of exploitation.

- Jeff

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To: Bill who wrote (79308)5/22/2024 10:25:12 PM
From: Thomas M.
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Tom

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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (79345)5/23/2024 11:28:32 AM
From: Augustus Gloop
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You're wrong!

My Irish ancestors were treated live dogs.

I expect to receive my fully funded, government Visa card to pay for my lifetime supply of Guinness.....

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To: Augustus Gloop who wrote (79347)5/23/2024 1:43:19 PM
From: Augustus Gloop
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That was a most unfortunate typo

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From: Augustus Gloop5/23/2024 4:29:44 PM
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The label of Moron is now complete

Antonio Brown files for bankruptcy despite a reported $80 million in NFL career earnings
According to court documents, Brown owes nearly $3 million




Ian Casselberry
·Contributing writer

Thu, May 23, 2024 at 2:02 PM CDT·2 min read



Former NFL receiver Antonio Brown has filed for bankruptcy in federal court. The seven-time Pro Bowler earned a reported $80 million during his career. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) (Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown earned more than $80 million during his 12-year career, according to Spotrac. Yet the seven-time Pro Bowler filed for bankruptcy in federal court on Monday, according to the Florida Times-Union.

Court documents reviewed by the Times-Union show Brown owes nearly $3 million to at least eight creditors. Among them is a Florida truck driver who was awarded $1.2 million after Brown reportedly assaulted him. The driver was awarded the sum when Brown did not appear in court for the lawsuit.

KCB Marketing sued Brown for allegedly not paying commissions on more than $2 million in earnings from marketing deals, the Tampa Bay Times reported in 2021. Last year, Avanti Solutions sued Brown, alleging the Wisconsin company was owed $28,589 for work done for Brown during his appearance at the "Rolling Loud" concert in Los Angeles, according to Fox Sports.

Additionally, court documents said Brown owes hundreds of thousands in credit card debt and $296 to a South Florida plumber.

He filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, claimed less than $50,000 in assets and said he is unable to pay at least three six-figure civil judgments.

USA Today points out that Brown was sued in 2018 for throwing furniture off a balcony that nearly struck a toddler. The following year, he was sued by his personal chef and was accused in another lawsuit of sexual assault. It's not clear if those lawsuits were mentioned in the bankruptcy filing documents.

Brown made light of the bankruptcy filing on social media.

His " @CtespnN" account posted a video with a scene from "The Office" in which the character Michael Scott yells, "I declare bankruptcy," then shows Brown running out of his house and into a backyard. On his personal " @AB84" account, he shared a joke about taking "the Madden curse to new heights." Brown was the cover athlete for the 2018 edition of the popular video game.

Brown last appeared in an NFL game on Jan. 2, 2022. While playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he left a game versus the New York Jets in the second half, taking off his jersey and shoulder pads before doing jumping jacks in an end zone, waving to the crowd and running into the tunnel.

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