Former Gators QB Tim Tebow made an appearance on ESPN's First Take Friday morning and was asked about the idea of paying college athletes. Tebow blasted the idea and said that it would alter the sport:
“If I could support my teammates, support my college, support my university that’s what it’s all about. But now we’re changing it from “us,” from “we,” from “my university” from being an alumni which makes college football and college sports special to then “okay it’s not about us, it’s not about we, it’s about me. Yes I know we live in a selfish culture, but we’re just adding and piling on to that where it changes what’s special about college football – we turned it into the NFL where it’s about who has the most money that’s where you go. That’s why people are more passionate about college sports than they are about the NFL.” - Tim Tebow on First Take
Tebow was a first round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in 2010.