“How are they any better than a pimp?”
His analogy may have been a bit off — if some agents are pimps, are the players who deal with them prostitutes? — but his tone was right on.
Now, where was the fire and brimstone for the wayward players?
Saban did acknowledge their responsibility, but he also absolved them to a degree. He called the exchange of extra benefits between agents and college athletes “entrapment of young people at a very difficult time in their life.”
Entrapment? If it takes one person to set a trap, it takes another to fall into it. Are these players, these young people, so poor in finances, judgment and willpower that they can’t help themselves?