Paying a young man $150,000 annually could be dangerous. That's a lot of cash to pay a 21 yr old kid; especially if they've never been taught the proper ways to manage money (which I'm told is a HUGE problem in the NFL and NBA). I'm not saying Braxton isn't financially savvy, it's just an example. Now I could see paying the players something like an allowance (for lack of a better term). Maybe somewhere between $2,500-$5,000 per semester to pay for food or personal items, etc. Large sums of $$$ to the student athlete = increased potential for scandal. At least that's the way I see it.
After I typed that I thought: What if upon graduation or early exit to the NFL, a certain compensation was offered? Not sure the fair dollar amount, but reward them for their hard work and what they've done for their school after they're off campus. No room for trouble that way. Just a thought.