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Michigan player calls out B1G Commish $20 Million Bonus...
He gotta point...here is the article:

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is set to make $20 million in bonus money, according to USA Today. Delany, who made over $2 million as a base salary in the 2015 calendar year, has been a part of some major TV deals and conference expansion in recent years.

While Delany certainly has earned his fair share of compensation, Michigan fullback Khalid Hill is at least one athlete who isn’t happy.

After news of Delany’s bonus came out, Hill tweeted that he’s “broke” and the Big Ten commissioner is “making money off who.”

Hill was responding to a tweet by ESPN’s Jay Bilas, a major critic of keeping student-athletes unpaid. You can see Bilas’ tweet below and read his timeline today for more criticism of the current NCAA system.

Jay Bilas @
"We don't want college sports to be the minor leagues." Makes billions, pay an exec $20M? That's MAJOR LEAGUE.


http://thespun.com/big-ten/michigan/mich...lion-bonus
05-13-2017 06:55 PM
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Jim Delany has kids to feed.

When you've got kids to feed $20 million is critical.
05-13-2017 07:03 PM
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Michigan player calls out B1G Commish $20 Million Bonus...
On one hand I want to say " shut the hell up Khalid hill stupid," but then why should players be broke on the other hand...?
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05-13-2017 11:17 PM
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Maybe another lawsuit waiting to happen.
05-13-2017 11:23 PM
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RE: Michigan player calls out B1G Commish $20 Million Bonus...
Well Harbaugh makes 2.5 x as much as Delany's base pay every year and Harbaugh gets bonuses. I think 20 million for Delany in a year where the Big 10 Network lost 39.2% of its value is a bit steep. The average share in the Big 10 Network decreased from 113.5 million in 2015 to 81.5 million in 2016. If each school loses 32 million each in equity in the Big 10 Network why does Delany deserve 20 million in bonuses for a 6 year deal with FOX and ESPN?

But if the player is upset that Delany gets 20 million as a bonus and makes 2 million a year as a base salary then why does he play for a guy who earns 2.5 times what Delany makes in base pay and still gets bonuses too? I think he should be upset about both.

Anyway 20 million looks like a golden parachute to me for years of really stellar service.
05-14-2017 01:17 AM
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Not a smart move by B1G to announce a huge bonus to its executive. I think he's earned $20M, but to announce it like this sounds like a one time payment when it's supposedly going to be paid out over numerous years.

Student-athletes should be pissed.

If they want to start a rallying call, this is it.
05-14-2017 07:09 AM
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20 million & he done a horriable job
on the other hand, 100 grand a yr is not broke
05-14-2017 07:51 AM
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(05-14-2017 07:51 AM)templefootballfan Wrote:  20 million & he done a horriable job
on the other hand, 100 grand a yr is not broke

LOL. I actually agree with the sentiment of the Michigan player (as I believe that college athletes should be paid), but Jim Delany is the most financially successful executive in the history of college sports. Whatever he is paid is a bargain compared to how much money he has made for the Big Ten.
05-14-2017 09:16 AM
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(05-14-2017 09:16 AM)Frank the Tank Wrote:  
(05-14-2017 07:51 AM)templefootballfan Wrote:  20 million & he done a horriable job
on the other hand, 100 grand a yr is not broke

LOL. I actually agree with the sentiment of the Michigan player (as I believe that college athletes should be paid), but Jim Delany is the most financially successful executive in the history of college sports. Whatever he is paid is a bargain compared to how much money he has made for the Big Ten.

Yes....at this point P5 athletes are basically in a Minor League system and should be treated as such...
05-14-2017 09:18 AM
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