Analysis: Should College Athletes Be Paid

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Are you a students-athlete in need of compensation from the sport you love? There is a possibility of getting this kind of money from playing certain levels in sports. Paying college athletes has been and always will be an ongoing argument. I divine that paying these athletes will help students financial futures, help the costs of abrasions to the students themselves, and bring in prodigious amounts of money. Initially, paying college athletes will help them create a sense of financial awareness. According to the article “Should College Athletes Be Paid?” Tiffany Patterson states, “The ESPN documentary Broke gave an inside view of the financial woes of many professional athletes, noting that around 60% of NBA players are broke within five years of retirement.” This is a very short period to spend the millions of dollars they get while in this career. Living in the middle class family that I live in, I know that it would personally take over ten years to spend even the yearly average of a pro-basketball player. Patterson also states, “Many of these players blamed poor investments, trusting unethical financial advisors, and lavish spending habits as the reason for their money troubles.” If schools were to pay these athletes, then they will get a better understanding on how and how not to …show more content…

In the article “Should College Athletes Be Paid?” Patterson states, “March madness is one of the most watched sporting events in the country.” Patterson also says “Journalist Michael Wilbon has written that seeing the $11 billion deal the NCAA and CBS/Turner Sports for March Madness between 2011 and 2014. The players are not seeing a dime of this incredible amount of money, yet they are the stars of the show. The people playing these sports are the ones attracting the incredible audience, but the profits they bring in from this aren’t being used to compensate these stars when, in my opinion, they deserve

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