Analysis: Why College Athletes Should Be Paid

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“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants” Money does not generate happiness. It only brings an evil into something that is already great. .The controversy over collegiate athletes being rewarded for their play on the field has grown dramatically. The NCCA has collected over 6 billion dollars in 2012 (U.S News). In many cases people would say the NCAA would go nowhere without the athletes, and that is correct. The issue is people think players should be compensated. These are students that have to go to class everyday. The purpose of college is education not athletics. Paying these athletes would take away what college is supposed to be. College …show more content…

In detail, “ These athletes will make money the priority not the team that got them to where they are.” (Harold Pollock, Washington Monthly). Rewording, money will take over everything, and put it off to the side. The distraction is what to do with the money. There are a surplus amount of ways to direct one’s mind in the wrong way. Money decimates what was important before. In addition, “They [Panel of NCAA] also expressed concerns about the possibility of creating a financial distraction from the athlete’s academic career and the complications of determining the amount for an appropriate stipend (The daily Texan). The money would trigger the athletes to put education in the past. That would create an issue within the college because the sole purpose of college is education. Without education colleges would not exist. “Turning collegiate sports into play for significant pay, however, is fraught with dangers for the student athlete and it is distracting to academics and the reasons to play sports for one’s school” (Scott Foulklard, Harrisburg University). This idea being approved would confuse anyone involved even the athletes. This will happen because everyone will forget the reason to play for a college team. Everyone will be focusing on the money aspect while forgetting what college sports really is. Compensating a student athlete would cause …show more content…

Emily Proud stated “Recent events regarding the self-promotion of current athletes has encouraged a stronger conversation regarding the, “pay for play” debacle” (Emily Proud, Belmont Vision). If this idea (paying college athletes) gets approved it will cause many of instances where the athletes focus on the “pay for play” idea rather than winning for the team. It would cause athletes to put themselves before the team. College basketball is known for the team play that is displayed. Rewarding these athletes would take that away, and make it the player’s game. Karl Marx stated “Money then appears as the enemy of man and social bonds” ( NY Times). This is showing how money can ruin a friendship. A team is a friendship, and the money will decimate what once was a meaningful. Money will make the back (Player name) of the jersey it’s goal not the front (team) name of

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