Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/12

If and when Tyler Bray moves on to play ball in the NFL, he can officially say he is getting paid to play football. At the moment, Bray is on a full scholarship at Tennessee, which most people consider to be a totally different concept than getting paid to play. As we know all too well, getting paid to play in college athletics is a big no-no. On Tuesday, the Volunteers quarterback chose his words poorly when discussing the team’s most recent loss to Missouri. “I’m paid to win football games,” Bray told reporters according to USA TODAY. Naturally, every reporter in the room perked up and one asked Bray to clarify the statement. He quickly realized he had uttered a forbidden sentence and attempted to elaborate. “I mean… my education,” he said. ” That’s what the SEC likes to call ‘getting paid.’” If you ask Cecil Newton, he would probably tell you that the SEC has an entirely different interpretation of “getting paid” and it has nothing to do with playing under a full scholarship. It’s something Nick Saban and a number of other coaches have been accused of, and it is a very sensitive subject. We’ll give Bray the benefit of the doubt and assume it was just an expression. And if not, the Vols and their 0-6 SEC record might need to consider paying a little more.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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