But if that bank chose to take the risk on them, that is their perogative. They could default on the loan and the bank would be shit out of luck. And it is hypocritical for everyone and their mother to be reaping financial benefits from the "amateur" athlete. That is everyone except the athlete. Is it right that ESPN can broadcast his games and make tons of advertising money off of him and he gets nothing? Is it right that the school can sell pay per view for their games and he gets nothing? Say there was an exceptional singer in high school that could do advertising to capitalize on his fame, should he not be allowed to sing in the school choir? I say if the kid can earn it for others, let them earn it for themselves too.