Eh. I'm still of the outdated opinion that these guys are getting paid with $40,000 per year college education, plus the spending stipend that they're given (which isn't much, but it's still spending money.)
How do you determine how much each player gets? Under the classic, school-funded system, do they all get the same? Is there a max? Under the agent scenario, does the fact that some players are getting paid more than others create locker room discord?
Certainly, the agent scenario isn't in the best interest of the kids who play sports; the agents are going to push the kids into decisions that maximize earning potential for the agency, not necessarily what's best for the kid. For instance, if an agency was financing Tim Duncan, do you think he would have stayed at Wake Forest for four years? Same with Tyler Hansborough, or whoever. I find that doubtful, because the agency is going to want a return on its investment as soon as possible, and they're going to be pressuring the kid constantly.
Also, presuming that this is a proposal to stem the tide of schools / boosters giving kids under-the-table gifts and money, I don't see how this would stop that. Let's say the most a school / agent can give a player is $20,000 per year. What stops a crooked school / agency from offering a player more than that under the table?