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Gators DB Jalen Tabor apologizes for controversial tweet


Florida Gators defensive back Jalen Tabor took to Twitter to apologize for a since-deleted tweet in which he referenced the $527.4 million that the SEC made in revenue in 2014-15 and called college football modern day slavery.

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Though Tabor did not choose his words wisely in this case, it’s just another case for why college player should probably be paid something more than cost-of-attendance stipends. Those are all well and good, but are peanuts compared to the ridiculous amount of money that conferences make off of athletics. It also doesn’t help that Tabor, who broke out in 2015 with 40 tackles, four interceptions returned for 82 yards and two scores and 14 pass breakups, would probably be one of the higher-paid players on the team if he and his fellow Gators were paid players.

This is also not the first time Tabor has been in trouble on social media, as he took shots at the UF administration after being suspended for a game earlier this year. We can argue all we want about how he needs to restrain himself from posting on social platforms and essentially ranting against the institution giving him the opportunity to both play football and receive an education, but there’s no denying that he’s actually making valid points.

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