Stoops Blasted for ‘Hungry Sunday’ Words
In a recent interview with The Sporting News, Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops was incredibly blunt in voicing his opposition to a potential stipend for NCAA athletes.
“I tell my guys all the time, ‘You’re not the first one to spend a hungry Sunday without any money,’ ” the Sooners football coach told Matt Hayes.
Stoops — the third highest-paid coach in college football, at over $4.5 million/year — later added, “You know what school would cost here for non-state guy? Over $200,000 for room, board and everything else. That’s a lot of money. Ask the kids who have to pay it back over 10-15 years with student loans. You get room and board, and we’ll give you the best nutritionist, the best strength coach to develop you, the best tutors to help you academically, and coaches to teach you and help you develop. How much do you think it would cost to hire a personal trainer and tutor for 4-5 years?
“I don’t get why people say these guys don’t get paid. It’s simple, they are paid quite often, quite a bit and quite handsomely.”
Stoops’ comments - especially the part about spending a hungry Sunday without any money - did not go over well in parts of the Twittersphere.
“they are paid quite often, quite a bit and quite handsomely.” says a man making $4m/yr. stoops should be ashamed is.gd/HND2GX
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) April 10, 2013
Bob Stoops, who will make $12,465.75 in salary today, thinks college players are paid enough. sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr… Hey Stoops, shut up.
— Peter Brady (@Ronnie_Mombacho) April 10, 2013
“you’re not the first one to spend a hungry Sunday without any money” says the coach making $4.6 MILLION is.gd/0iVTX0
— Jason McIntyre (@TheBigLead) April 10, 2013
“I tell my kids all the time,” Bob Stoops said while petting his tiny giraffe in his solid gold chair
— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) April 10, 2013
Most insidious part of Stoops thing: suggestion that athletes without scores to get in to Oklahoma otherwise have somehow lucked out.
— sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) April 10, 2013