A professional boxer can make more money in one match than some people make a year. An actor or actress can make even more than that boxer, when filming one movie. Professional athletes and entertainers are overpaid; they are not necessary to the growth of the United States, they are like the face of America based on their popularity, and they make millions of dollars and complain about how they are not paid enough. Professional athletes and entertainers are not people who have jobs necessary to the growth of the United States. If anything they are holding back the growth of America.
Athletes Get Overpaid Imagine you're a surgeon that works day and night to get the money that you’ve earned then you go home and you start watching T.V. and you figure out that athletes that play games that little kids play for fun are getting paid twice and even 3 times more than you get in a lifetime. Therefore, athletes are getting overpaid and they get paid way more than others. Many athletes all over the world start to struggle financially because of all this money and responsibility. To begin with, they get overwhelmed with this money and most of these athletes are young and don’t even know how to open a bank account and manage all this money.
College sports are called amateurs, but the schools and the NCAA make millions of dollars a year off the performance of its players. Athletic coaches are allowed to make millions of dollars off the success of their programs. Some coaches make more money than their state representatives all the will their players are only guaranteed a scholarship they can revoked at any time for a various of reason’s. Business across the nation would like to be doing what the NCAA and universities are doing with their student athletes. Nowhere else in America are you going to find that a multi-million-dollar business that gets revenue off its employees that have signed contracts but not pay them.
The military has a right to receive more pay than professional athletes because the people in the military risk their lives, they spend a majority of their time away from home, and military personnel do not have the living luxuries that professional athletes seem to have. According to Senator John McCain, people in the military receive barely enough money to maintain a normal or middle class life. Military personnel often volunteer to do a job in which their superiors ask them to risk their lives, whereas professional athletes volunteer to play their favorite game in front of thousands of fans to show off their abilities. Granted, entertainment acts as a necessity in today’s world, but it does not have the importance as some other jobs do. These
A noticeable agglomeration of money comes out of the family’s gross income to fund their child’s athletics. In fact, according to the New York Times, up to 10.5 percent of the family’s gross income is spent on sports. So a family making $50,000 a year will spend about $5,500 a year on sporting costs. Parents pay this kind of money because they have high hopes that by spending a fortune on athletics, it will guarantee that their kids will play in college and receive a college athletic scholarship. But even if their child does not receive the scholarship they hoped for, they now have to worry about finding ways in which they will pay for college.
Athletes Are Overpaid Athletes have always gotten more money than they deserve. As a result, athletes are overpaid and sources say “more money causes more problems.” Athletes get paid unnecessary amounts of money each year that they have no clue what to do with it all so they spend it on stuff they don’t need! For example, this pro athlete has 8 cars and he is complaining he needs money to pay for his ferrari that is just ridiculous if they have that many have that many cars! To add on, 60-85% of athletes go bankrupt within 2-5 years or retirement or they end of having financial problems and can’t afford stuff they claim they need when they clearly don’t. Also, when athletes get paid, some athletes, make way more money than an average family could make in a lifetime!
Katie Hill Mrs. Gallos English 3 Honors 20 March, 2018 Should Athletes Be Paid? College athletes in the United States have been struggling with the fact that their job allows them to work just as many hours a week than a regular job does, but they do not receive any income from it. This conflict amongst athletes has been around since the 1980’s and continues to be of issue to most college athletes today. Supporters say that college athletes are the one’s out their making all the money for all the coaches and universities and it is unfair that the player’s do not receive any of the income; whereas, non-supporters say that college athletes get their stay at the colleges paid for along with many other privileges that normal college students do not receive, therefore, there is no unfairness. Our society today is so focused on a money filled world that that is all these young, adult, college, athletes care about; they can not see past the real privileges they are undertaking by being an athlete.
The first example is, some Americans who attend college believe that since the price of going to college is so high, it “fails to provide students with good value for the money they and their families spend.” (Pew Research Center). If the student can learn to manage their time, they can get a job and attend college at the same time so that they are able to provide for their families. The second example is, most adults who graduated from college believe that they are “earning $20,000 more a year” which helps them be able to have stability in their financial situations. (Pew Research Center) With making that much more money than non-graduates, they are able to pay their bills, their student loans, provide for their families, and even have some extra. The third example is, some full-time workers with a college degree make “40 percent more” than the people who only have a high-school diploma.
This made America go round. These men and women worked hard to get what little money they could to survive, they may not of got the trophy you are thinking of but their trophy was that bit of money at the end of every month. There was no free hand outs from the government after you make some lame excuse why you cant participate in the working
(Hook) How would you feel if you worked hours making your company millions of dollars and they didn’t pay you? (Bridge) Many student athletes spend as much time practicing and competing as people do working. Plus spend many hours going to class and studying. Athletes do not have time to get a part time like many student. (Counterclaim) Some feel Athletes are already paid through scholarships and should be going to college primarily for an education.
After researching this topic, my opinion is that college athletes should be paid. The NCAA makes millions of dollars every year, while some athletes can’t put food on the table. Athletes need to be paid for their services like they are working a job, and should be paid by the hour. If the NCAA paid every one of its athletes 200 dollars a week, it would still be a fraction of its revenue. A union must be formed by the athletes for equal pay across the sports, and unfair restrictions set upon athletes and not other students should be
Not saying athletes should get paid as much as their coaches. I’m just saying they desserve some help from their school, like they should get $1,500 a month. They putting their talent on the line. What if they get hurt and was good enough to go pro but can’t because that injury stopping them? What happen to them players?
In conclusion, college athletes should be paid because they bring in a ton of revenue for their schools while risking injury and yet are unable to afford the cost of living. The time that is put into the sport is the equivalent, if not more, than the time that is put into a full time job. Only thirty-three percent of students receive scholarships, most of them partial. Also, only one percent of all college athletes will play professional sports after their college tenure is served. The NCAA and Division One Colleges generate profits that do not trickle down to the athletes.
Do pro athletes get paid too much Are pro athletes get paid over the top. ‘’They make over 10 times the amount of an average person’’(Stein dan). ‘’People work harder than most athletes juggling jobs, children, and lower wages , and stress that comes with it all’’. ( Jamel e.m. cummins)’’People that go out and fight for this country get paid way less then these athletes’’ (Elizabeth). On the other side these athletes dedicated their whole lives to their dream , and deserve making a pretty high payroll.
Over recent years a question that has been of popular discussion is, should college athletes get paid? Throughout the past few decades college sports have become as popular as professional sports in America. As of right now college athletes do not get paid although many people believe that they should. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) brings in an average of six billion dollars annually, which is because of the athletes so why should they not get paid? College athletes promote the school they attend by playing, and with all the money they bring to the school there is no reason they should not get some type of compensation.