Jim Brown calls NCAA reprehensible, exploitative, embarrassing
Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown has always been one to speak his mind, whether the topic is football, social issues or, based on his comments Saturday, the NCAA.
"The NCAA is probably the most reprehensible organization God ever created," Brown said, via ESPN.com's Pat McManamon. "Total exploitation. The kind of money they make, the kind of life they live, it's embarrassing."
Browns' comments came at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest in Cleveland, during a roundtable discussion on the NFL with former players Barry Sanders and Harry Carson, and host Larry King, and in response to a question from a fan about why a player suffering a career-ending injury in college couldn't receive money to compensate for future lost earnings.
"I'm totally for change and total change," Brown continued. "And I think that body needs to be torn apart and put back together with everybody's best interests in mind."
Brown thinks the NCAA sounds pretentious when it says it's "doing things for the young people," before making clear that his message was intentionally direct.
"I wanted to say it as harsh as I could, because I want them to come at me in any way they want to. Because it's a shame the way that it happens."
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