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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Air Force One tokes over the open line

Posted By on Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Sorry. Couldn't resist the headline pun to start the Sunday open line:

* FIRST STONER: President Obama says in an interview he doesn't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. Yes, he smoked it. Bad habit, vice, but not more dangerous than alcohol. I'd say that's about where I am. Yes, I inhaled. He also is troubled by disproportionate punishment of minorities.

* PAY 'EM TO PLAY: Now here's a grand idea introduced recently in the Mississippi legislature:

SECTION 1. The Legislature finds that university athletes invest much time, effort and focus to their athletic pursuits which may result in the university's invite and acceptance to a postseason bowl game, earning significant monies for the athlete's institution. The Legislature further finds that athletic coaches are compensated generously from the bowl game revenues, whereas the athletes receive much less significant monetary gain from their hard work and dedication to the sport. Therefore, the Legislature deems it appropriate and proper to compensate those athletes monetarily upon graduation from the university.

SECTION 2. (1) Every university eligible for a postseason bowl game shall place into an escrow account thirty-three percent (33%) of all revenue received by the university for being accepted into, participating in, and winning a bowl game.

(2) Upon graduation from the university, the monies accumulated in the escrow account during the graduating athlete's active eligibility period at that university shall be distributed to the athlete according to his pro rata share. 

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