Wells gives his former college coach a pass regarding the scandal that led to Tressel's downfall, claiming Tressel was protecting his players:
"He was being a father. He wasn't thinking about his legacy. He wasn't thinking about how much money he made or about winning games. He was thinking about protecting those kids and their future. I personally think he did a great thing. I don't think that the problem lies within the kids receiving benefits. the problem lies within the NCAA because the NCAA makes so much money off college football kids and the kids, when they are done, don't get anything."
For that reason, Wells supports paying college football players. This issue isn't going away as long as the financial stakes continue to grow.