While college coaches and athletic directors often make millions of dollars per year and the NCAA reaps $11 billion for a March Madness contract, players remain essentially unpaid for their talent and effort. Nation sportswriter Dave Zirin joined the panel on Melissa Harris-Perry’s show Sunday to discuss how the system, particularly that of college basketball and football, brutally takes advantage of its players by functioning under the guise of supposedly benefiting student athletes. 

—Elizabeth Whitman