Yes, scholarship athletes get free tuition and room and board, but so does every other full-ride scholarship student.
However, unlike other students on scholarship, @NCAA star athletes can’t work jobs or use their skills to make money.
They should get paid.
Here's a link to an article about ways they can make money, but they are restricted.
The larger point is that they can't use the skills that will make them the most money like those in other disciplines.