Ralph Nader proposes elimination of college athletic scholarships
Ralph Nader wants to "de-professionalize" college athletes. His plan: Eliminate scholarships.
In a proposal obtained by the Associated Press on Thursday, ahead of its official release, Nader puts forth a plan that he says will restore academic integrity to collegiate sports by replacing college athletic scholarships with need-based financial aid.
Nader says the idea would reduce the "win-at-all-costs" mentality of high school sports because the incentive of college scholarships will no longer be there.
The plan is being proposed through Nader's League of Fans, a group whose goal is to reform sports.
-- Chuck Schilken
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: Ralph Nader in 2008. Credit: Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press