Hargis, the chairman of the league's board of directors, was even more forceful in his opposition to stipends, even for athletes in revenue-producing sports such as football.
"I don't think it's a good idea," Hargis said. "These student-athletes are provided scholarships in many cases, and they're eligible for other assistance. You get into all this kind of stipend stuff and it affects the amateurism, I think it affects recruiting. I just think it's introducing an idea that's not necessary."
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