Video: Ole Miss A.D. Comments on Bowl Revenue Legislation

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WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) – A bill making its way through the Mississippi legislature would require colleges to give some of their bowl game revenue to student athletes.

House Bill 178 would require every university in the state that is eligible for a postseason bowl game, including playoff games, to put 33% of revenue from that game into an escrow account.

When the athletes graduate, the money would be split between them.

Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork gave us his thoughts on the proposed legislation Thursday at the West Point Rotary Club meeting.

“Academic experience, their life skill experience. And I think those numbers, the 33 percent number, it may not be exactly even but our investment is large right now in their educational experience.”

The bill is still in a house committee.

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