ESPN’s E:60 recently did a profile on brothers and NFL players Martellus and Michael Bennett, where it appears they asked the brothers for their thoughts and opinions on several topics from the sports world.
One of the topics that came up was about playing college football players, and Michael expressed a clear interest that the players should be paid. He didn’t stop there, though.
“Hell yeah college players should get paid. NCAA gets paid. Rose Bowl gets paid. Everybody gets paid except the people making the product. In some countries, they call that slavery.”
That last remark is sure to ruffle some feathers.
Bennett has been one of the best defensive ends in the league in recent years, but it wasn’t always that way. Bennett went undrafted out of Texas A&M, and he was initially cut from the Seahawks back in 2009. With that kind of past, it’s obvious why he would likely favor college athletes getting additional payment.
The slavery comment, though? The NCAA surely won’t like that one.