James McDermott: It’s high time our GAA heroes were paid fairly for their sporting labours
With a US Supreme Court judge bluntly raising the issue of proper pay for college athletes, Gaelic footballers and hurlers may soon be thinking along the same lines
A decade ago, while on a teaching exchange at a US university, I was asked if I knew who my host’s highest-paid employee was. Based on the disgruntled tone with which the question was posed, I quickly eliminated my interrogator before incorrectly moving on to more credible suspects such as the college president.
The surprise answer was the basketball coach, who took home $500,000 a year. By coincidence, my visit coincided with March Madness, an ...