South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier didn’t dance around questions when asked about Friday’s landmark federal cout decision, which granted NCAA athletes their likeness rights
Spurrier has long been an advocate of providing extra benefits to student-athletes, and his response to the recent groundbreaking court case was expected and completely hilarious.
(Before we go anything further, please insert tongue in cheek.)
Steve Spurrier: “We all thought O’Bannon was going to win didn’t we? He had a good case.”
— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) August 9, 2014
As part of the ruling, the NCAA can’t cap an athlete’s compensation below the cost of attendance, and it cannot prevent schools from putting rules in place that provide players with extra benefits earned from their likeness rights.
Steve Spurrier: “You can’t use athletes to make millions of dollars and they get nothing. Wait a minute, that’s what we do isn’t it?” — Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) August 9, 2014
Clearly, Spurrier was pleased with the outcome of the case. Maybe that’s why he was overseen dancing at practice Friday.