The Big LeadThe Big Lead

Mitt Romney Worried About College Athletes Driving Around Campus in Ferraris

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 05: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) heads to the U.S. Capitol for the weekly Republican policy luncheon March 05, 2019 in Washington, DC. With the support of at least four Republicans, the Senate seems poised to approve a resolution of disapproval on President Donald Trump's use of a national emergency declaration to secure the money he wants to build a border wall on the southern border. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Mitt Romney appeared on ESPN's Outside the Lines on Wednesday to discuss college athletes being compensated. He seemed to both support and lightly attack the ideas proposed so far.

Romney claimed he was in favor of athletes being compensated for their name, image and likeness but really believed there needs to be changes to the approach.

His segment is below:

Romney certainly isn't hostile to the idea and seems to actually believe it might be necessary. Obviously additional compensation would help a large number of athletes who can barely make ends meet. That said, the details of such a plan are going to be wildly important.

For the moment it appears Romney is on the side of athletes being compensated for their likeness, but can't get fully on board until he sees an actual plan. Hey, at least that's some progress from where we were a few months ago when no one in power was even discussing this.