According to former Omaha Nighthawks head coach Joe Moglia, former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett told him that he earned more money when he was in college then when he played in the UFL.
The excerpt below if from Moglia’s book, thanks to Deadspin.
He was a hard worker in practice and in games. But off the field, he was living a completely different life. “I took golf, fishing, and softball as classes,” Clarett says. “Away from class, anything you can think of I did in my 13 months at Ohio State.” Drugs and women were two of the things. Cars were another—he owned three of them at a time, including a brand-new Cadillac and Lexus. “I was living the NFL life in college,” he says. “I got paid more in college than I do now in the UFL.”
People really don’t understand how many college football players are getting paid illegally by the schools they play for. It’s pretty scary.