(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.
Universities across the country are earning millions of dollars each year from their various athletic programs. Many college athletes face countless hardships because they face a magnitude of restrictions while attending college. Student athletes are risking their personal safety and putting their futures at risk for the benefits of the universities. Nevertheless, the only compensation they are allowed to receive is a scholarship that can only be warranted on a yearly basis. Everyone is reaping the benefits of the college athletic programs while the student athletes are the ones who are risking everything with no reward.
Although, there are reasons that they should get paid less, I still believe they shouldn’t because athletes don’t just play the sport. Athletes are involved in charities and volunteering where they hang out with kids who don’t have the opportunity to see them play. Fans or kids look up to these athletes as role and want to grow up to be just like them. When so many kids look up these athletes it means they are doing something great and deserve the money they get paid. These athletes play on the biggest stages every week and are in the public eye every second of the day.
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.
Being able to juggle both school and a sport is a lot of pressure and takes a lot of hard work and dedication. For all the hard work and dedication, a college athlete put in they should be reward for that. College athletes deserve to get paid
Why are people so worried about how much money a professional athlete makes? So many people are worried about how much money a professional athlete make, they say why doesn’t it go two someone in need or why don’t teachers make more money, they are teaching our future generation. Yes teachers may be teaching owner future, and yes there are servicemen putting their lives on the line, but these athletes aren’t regular athletes. Professional athletes have trained and sacrificed ever since they were little kids play youth sports to become who they are today. These athletes sacrifice their body’s day in and day out, they sacrifice time in the gym or on the field day in and day out instead of being with their families.
“Do Professional Athletes Get Paid Too Much Money?” article written by Mihir Bhagat is states that “Professional athletes are making too much money in a society where salaries and wages are traditionally based on the value of one works. In today’s society, one should be paid according to the job’s economic importance and their value to society.” Which in Bhagats mind one should be paid to how important his/her job is. According to Bhagat he also understands it does take hard work to get into the pros and dedication into any sports but they do nothing more than entertain the public. Also Bhagat basically says athletes need to show more positivity towards fans and for future athletes if they want to be seen as any type of role model. Reading this article was truly an eye opener, I had never thought about this
Cutting sports in college is always a difficult decision for any college to make. College sports are extremely popular and are incredibly vital to some colleges. Intercollegiate sports help the college recruit new students and for funding. Some colleges though cannot afford to keep the programs, and eventually end up cutting the program completely. Community colleges are faced with dilemma in which to either to have or not to have an intercollegiate sport programs.
Studies show that college level professionals can focus more on their sport than their grades not out of enjoyment or wanting to improve themselves, but rather from the belief that they need to do so to fit into some social construct. For this very reason many athletes don’t make it far through their college education and profession. Most either stop the sport and continue on or drop from the college due to failing grades and this causes damage to that person’s life that cannot be amended. This focus from all of the stereotypes made on them also pressure them to excel at their sport and push them too far. They could become stressed or anxious and this could lead to a multitude of other physical and mental problems.