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Mark Emmert’s $1.7 million salary is 46% more than his predecessor’s

Jul 15, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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Mark Emmert is the president of an organization that forbids young athletes with a valuable, marketable talent from profiting off of their ability, and he gets paid handsomely for it.

According to a report from USA Today, Emmert’s salary in 2011, as listed on the NCAA’s tax return, was $1.674 million. COO Jim Isch earned $977,531.

Those numbers aren’t all that surprising, to be frank. Neither is the fact that in Emmert’s first full year on the job, he made 46% more than the man he succeeded, Myles Brand, did in his final year on the job. Isch’s salary was up more than $225,000 than it was the year before.

All the suits are getting massive raises as the NCAA’s revenues explode with the new round of TV deals.

And the players responsible for those deals?

They’re getting the same old scholarships they were 50 years ago.

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