I would like to hear some of your views on this. If a young man is a very talented qb and also a good student, he may be fortunate enough to receive a scholarship to LSU. Once he is on campus, we expect him to practice football, watch films in order to improve his performance, hit the weight room in order to tone up, learn the offensive/defensive system (not as easy as the average person thinks), give up every weekend during the season because the games are either at home or there is travel time, overcome injuries (hopefully in the sauna), attend classes, study, and be able to complete the course. Could we take a minute and remember that these are young men. They want to see their girlfriend every now and then just like the rest of the students. Maybe they come from a family like Eli's. He could afford to buy pizza for the team. But most come unable to do that. Still, he wants to be able to have a date, to go out for pizza or burgers, etc. Unless Mom and Dad can send money, how can he do that? Then think about how much money the school makes by selling those tickets!!!! Add the concessions. The parking prices. I say pay $1000 a month to these young men. If they want a car note of $400 a month, so be it. That plus the expenses the family and university pick up would allow him to have "date" money and enjoy the pleasures other students have. There is no way a student/athelete can hold a part time job or two. And if there comes a time where he is investigated for his expenditures, he better be able to show the difference came from dear ole mom and dad. If he violates this, he should be ineligible for the pros for two years and have to pay back all expenses incurred by the university upon his signing of his first pro contract.