Essay Why College Athletes Should Be Paid

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How does the idea of college athletes getting paid sound? The benefits of this is that it can help athletes support their family. Another benefit is players could stay longer in school. But their is some cons, like financial irresponsibility and unfair competition between players. So by doing this you could be facing pros and cons.

One of the reasons athletes should be paid is by they are working very hard to bring success to your program. By doing that they are dedicating their life to the sport just to bring success to your program. You could argue saying “ all athletes should be paid then.” But if we do allow to pay athletes there needs to be a rule saying that the “main” attraction to that sport needs to be the one getting paid. So it would just be the “star” or “stars” of the team. So if we …show more content…

In 2014 Shabazz Napier was quoted “We do have hungry nights that we don’t have enough money to get food in. Sometimes money is needed. I don’t think you should stretch it out to hundreds of thousands of dollars for playing, because a lot of times guys don’t know how to handle themselves with money. I feel like a student athlete. Sometimes, there’s hungry nights where I’m not able to eat, but I still gotta play up to my capabilities.” So having one of the big named athletes coming out and saying something like this should show that even the big stars in college are struggling at some points in their life at college. Another reason college athletes should get paid or be able to be paid is by if the student athlete can find his own way he/she should be able to endorse products,to have paid speaking gigs,and to sell memorabilia. And Allan Sack a author and professor at college of business at University of New Haven suggested that the best athletes in the two revenue producing sports have always been worth more than tuition,room,board,and

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