By: Kristen Ashly
Add another name to the list of college athletes unhappy with how much food their stipend checks can buy, or should we say, how much it can’t.
Michigan sophomore defensive back and former five-star recruit Jabrill Peppers tweeted Tuesday evening that he was “about to eat my first meal of the day” — a bowl of Ramen noodles. Over the course of several tweets stretching into Wednesday morning, Peppers made it clear where he put the blame for that situation:
Idk how the NCAA thinks we supposed to eat right with these lil indentured servant checks they give us..I Should’ve stayed in the dorms smh
— PeppyPep (@JabrillPeppers) May 27, 2015
Peppers arrived at Michigan as the class of 2014’s No. 3 player overall and No. 1 athlete in the country. Peppers’ freshman impact was limited to only three appearances, due to injuries, but the safety-corner hybrid is universally projected to earn a starting job in Jim Harbaugh’s overhauled defense and begin living up to his immense recruiting hype.
The forthcoming cost-of-attendance scholarships are designed to help situations like Peppers’, meaning that by this time next year, complaints like his could be much fewer and more far between. Until then, though, college players everywhere are none to happy.
Kristen Ashly is a featured writer and editor for Nuts & Bolts Sports. You can follow Kristen on Twitter @KristenAshly.
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