paid for by whom? the collages cant just give them $
No because you don't even know whether or not they are good and who is gonna pay them anyways
divert other student's college tuitions to athletes? heck no!
They already get far more than they deserve.
They do, it's called tuition. Do you know how much college is?
If the college athletes wishes to be paid they should go a totally different route. When you compare the amount of money an athlete who receives towards their college tuition with that of a salary of a minor league baseball player, the deference in many cases is marginal.
Most of them are getting free college. There is no need for them to get paid extra money