We believe that the reform of college athletics should have as its basis the idea that athletes deserve both educational access and a share in the profits they generate as laborers. Athletes' status as football and basketball players should have no connection to their performance as students, however. Their freedom to play, and their availability to their teams, should not depend on their compliance with arbitrary eligibility rules the purpose of which is to perpetuate the premise that athletes are students first. (Cheated, p. 242)

There is enough money to pay college athletes good salaries, and there's enough time for them to take advantage of their educational opportunities at the pace and in the manner of their choosing.