Florida CB Jalen Tabor compares NCAA to modern slavery, apologizes
Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor reacted with disdain to the announcement that the SEC had pulled in a record $527.4 million in revenue over 2014–15, calling the lack of pay for players a “modern form of slavery” in a tweet that has since been deleted.
Tabor apologized for the wording of the tweet, but stood by its message.
Went to far with the slavery thing and I apologize , can't let my emotions get to me . But y'all get the message— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) January 20, 2016
The SEC’s revenue total marks a 62% increase from 2013–14. SEC commissioner Mike Slive received $3.6 million in base compensation over 2014–15.
The conference divided $457.8 million of its revenue among its programs, meaning each school received an average of $32.7 million.