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Pete Buttigieg says that & # 39; problematic & # 39; unpaid college football is no longer fair & # 39; and that he & # 39; hesitate to let his children play the sport
- Pete Buttigieg said he had trouble getting kids to play college football
- Despite being a Notre Dame fan, Buttigieg said he was NCAA & # 39; problematic & # 39; found
- The Democratic presidential hopeful said amateur sport is no longer fair & # 39;
- California recently passed the law so that university stars can take advantage of the use of their image
Hopeful President Pete Buttigieg described the college football system as & # 39; no longer fair & # 39; and said he would hesitate to let his children participate.
The runner to be a Democrat 2020 candidate said that, although he was a Notre Dame fan, he found it difficult to support the sport because the young players did not receive financial compensation despite the huge audience of the game.
College athletes receive a scholarship to participate in the amateur NCAA, but are not paid and often run the risk of being seriously injured.
The mayor of South Bend spoke at an event in Dubuque last night during a campaign stop in Iowa.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at a campaign stop at the Alliant Energy Amphitheater in Dubuque, Iowa last night
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly prepares on the field for the start of an NCAA college football game against Georgia on Saturday
Reportedly, Buttigieg also said he had moral qualities about the game and would hesitate to let his children play the sport.
He said that although the unpaid athletes were rewarded with training, he did not think it was fair compensation and described it as & # 39; problematic & # 39 ;.
Buttigieg told the Jewish insider: & # 39; First you have to see what we owe students. Of course, the model says that you get an education in exchange for contributing in this way, plus that the sport should be its own reward, but I don't think that's really fair anymore.
& # 39; I'm thinking about it from a city that relies on college football, just like Bahrain relies on fossil fuel. It is problematic and I have no solution. & # 39;
Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend and democratic presidential hopeful, looks at a bee who landed on his tie while speaking on Saturday during a campaign event in Elkader, Iowa
The birthplace of Buttigieg, South Bend, Indiana, is home to Notre Dame
He also wondered if, in 40 years, & # 39; at best, & # 39; the Fighting Irish could be known for its world-class football program instead of football.
The sport model of the college has become increasingly controversial in recent years, with many criticizing the use of amateur athletes.
California has recently passed legislation that would allow university athletes to take advantage of the use of their image and likeness.
The NCAA threatened to block the Californian schools from competition as Governor Gavin Newsom signed the law into law.
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