Michigan State football, basketball players to get $6,000

NCAA

FILE – In this Dec. 12, 2015 file photo, former Michigan State players Mateen Cleaves, left, and Mat Ishbia laugh as they are introduced with Michigan State’s 2000 national championship team during halftime of the Michigan State-Florida NCAA college basketball game, in East Lansing, Mich. A suburban Detroit mortgage company led by Ishaba, will pay $500 a month to all basketball and football players at the university. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit mortgage company led by a former Michigan State walk-on will pay $500 a month to all football players and members of the men’s basketball team.

The sponsorship by Mat Ishbia and United Wholesale Mortgage will provide more than 130 athletes with $6,000 a year.

The NCAA in July said athletes could be paid for their name, image or likeness. The players will be paid for promoting the company on social media.

Ishbia was a walk-on who was a member of Michigan State’s 2000 national championship basketball team. In February, Ishbia announced a $32 million donation to MSU’s athletic program.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

NBA Stats

Top Stories On WOODTV.com

Know something newsworthy? Report It!