By Cain Cawthon
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Today, hall of famer Jim Brown spoke out, condemning the NCAA calling the organizations behavior ‘exploitative and reprehensible.’
The news came during a roundtable discussion on the NFL with Barry Sanders, Harry Carson, and hosted by Larry King. Specifically, Browns’ response was to the question posed:
“Why a player suffering a career-ending injury in college couldn’t receive money to compensate for future lost earnings.”
“I’m totally for change and total change and I think that body needs to be torn apart and put back together with everybody’s best interests in mind.
Brown thinks the NCAA sounds pretentious when it says it’s “doing things for the young people,” before making clear that his message was intentionally direct.
Total exploitation. The kind of money they make, the kind of life they live, it’s embarrassing.”
Brown said what he said with a definite purpose.
“I wanted to say it as harsh as I could, because I want them to come at me in any way they want to,” Brown said. “Because it’s a shame the way that it happens.”
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ESPN contributed to this report.