Didn't know whether to post here in Sportsbook or Non-Vegas Chat. Connecticut's star player Shabazz Napier was recently asked about Northwestern's unionization attempts and replied that he was glad to see they were allow to unionize because he feels athletes should be paid because although he has a full ride scholarship there are nights that he still goes to bed "starving." He mentioned it's hard to see the school selling your jersey, albeit without your name on the back but still your number and representation while you go to bed hungry. Here is a link to the story: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/07/us/ncaa-basketball-finals-shabazz-napier-hungry/ I was a college athlete, although only at the NAIA level, and I can say I NEVER came close to going to bed hungry. As an athlete, I was given a meal plan and there is no way the top player from a basketball school like Napier is does not have a meal plan as well. At least one dining hall was open in some form until 10 o'clock. One might try and argue his schedule is so busy with school and basketball he can't get to a dining hall before closing, I say no way, although they may have practice at odd hours, most practice are in normal hours and you could make it to dining hall by 10. If not, do what we always did if we didn't want to go back to the dining hall later, take food with you. Most have cereals or breads or some type of food that would not need to be refrigerated that he could eat post practice to at least not be starving. Further, he's a star athlete, you tell me some "jersey chaser" or "fan boy" wouldn't buy him a couple double cheeseburgers? I'm sure he gets plenty of free drinks out at the bar on the weekends so why not ask for $5 footlong instead? Plus most scholarship at the D1 level especially in basketball and football are "cost of attendance" vs "cost of tuition", meaning tuition may be $40k but they get $55k to cover books, housing, etc. The problem here someone like Napier has thousands of dollars worth of tattoos and I'm sure a few pair of $200 Jordan's, yet he's crying he's starving. Maybe instead of blaming the institution he should look at his priorities. Are the newest kicks more important than being full when you go to bed? I fully support athletes being paid at minimum on jersey sales that are clear representations of them and wouldn't object to them getting paid for schools bring in millions due to their respective sports. But to cry wolf that you're starving when there are plenty of other college athletes that eat like kings on the same scholarship as you because they use the dining hall and use the money left over after tuition for food instead of shoes and tattoos. Just curious of other peoples take on this.