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Florida defensive back calls college sports 'modern form of slavery'

"The SEC Made 527.4 Million in Total Revenue and Players Ain't Get A Penny. Modern Form Of Slavery," Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor posted on his Twitter account.

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"The SEC Made 527.4 Million in Total Revenue and Players Ain't Get A Penny. Modern Form Of Slavery," Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor posted on his Twitter account.

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USA Today reported Tuesday that the SEC brought in $524.7 million during the 2014-15 fiscal year, and at least one prominent SEC athlete doesn't seem happy about with the players' slice of the pie.

Here's what was posted on the Twitter account of Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor:

"The SEC Made 527.4 Million in Total Revenue and Players Ain't Get A Penny. Modern Form Of Slavery."

Tabor starred for UF as a sophomore and will likely be one of the country's top cornerbacks next fall.

According to USA Today's report, the SEC's revenue jumped 60 percent from the previous year, thanks to the SEC Network and the College Football Playoff. You can read that story here.

The NCAA allowed schools to implement cost-of-attendance stipends last year to help athletes pay for some of their additional expenses.

Update: Tabor posted this apology on Twitter: "Went to far with the slavery thing and I apologize , cant' let my emotions get to me . But y'all get the message." 

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 8:08pm]

    

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