Case Study: Hard Workers Aren T Get Paid

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Hard Workers Aren’t Getting Paid Many people say if you help a business make a profit you should receive a portion of that profit. However, this is not the case with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and its athletes. The NCAA needs to pay athletes because the athletes bring in billions of dollars for them each year. They also spend countless hours working on their sport that could be used for other productive things. Finally, they miss countless classes because of having to travel long distances for games. The NCAA is bringing in $11 billion dollars per year from college sports. That $11 billion is more than what the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) make annually (Edelman). Even…show more content…
This especially is true for March Madness because it affects somewhere between six days and a quarter of a semester of classes. The NCAA also claims that the athletes are just students, but the NCAA’s tournament schedules force college athletes to miss classes so that they can bring in revenue for themselves (Edelman). They miss valuable time in the classroom that they need, especially since the things that they’re studying will most likely be their career in the future. A fact that backs the previous statement up is that less than 2% of college athletes will have a career in the sport they play ("Estimated Probability of Competing in Professional Athletics"). Given the previously states facts, I hope that you will take the side that college athletes should be paid. Especially since the NCAA brings in billions of dollars because of them. Along with that, they devote countless hours that are needed in other ways. They too miss numerous classes because they’re forced to travel. Therefore, there is no reason that the NCAA should not pay the people that provide their main source of income, the
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