The minute the players are paid, they are professionals, and should be playing in a professional league.
The ultimate result of paying professional college athletes will be the death of all college sports, similar to what is seen in Europe where they have club sports, but not intercollegiate sports.
Again, I fault the NBA and the NFL for implementing rules that establish barriers to entry into their ranks until the athletes have completed at least one year of college. The students become unpaid interns for the professional leagues, as there are really no viable alternatives (development leagues). Until that is fixed we will always be presented with these problems. . . .