If those lecherous sports agents are pimps -- Nick Saban's word of choice -- aren't college athletes nothing more than prostitutes, solely valuing their self-worth on what their bodies can earn?
And how much public sympathy do hookers receive these days?
There are no solutions for the infiltration of improper financial benefits in college sports that don't begin with athletes no longer positioning themselves as helpless, unsuspecting victims. They're not pawns. Nobody's abusing them. They're not incapable of thinking for themselves nor are they ignorant of NCAA rules. But legions of enablers make it easy for them to rationalize actions as unavoidable consequences of a corrupt system.