College Athletes Get Paid

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When people hear about if college athletes should get paid they would say no because they think the athletes would get paid millions of dollars. It is not like that, college athletes would not be paid that high they would only need to be paid so they can live a decent life. They have to balance their lives with school and their sports. College athletes should get paid because The NCCA is billion dollar business and the athletes don’t get any money, athletes spend more hours working for the sport than the average American, it helps athletes manage their money. The NCAA is a hundred million dollar company, they make a lot of money through TV views, jersey sales, ticket and, sales. The only reason why people would watch the game is because…show more content…
Most people always say, “How can you go broke if you’re making millions of dollars a year for playing a game?” What people don’t realize is that they don’t know how to control that type of money. “Athletes are no different than any other college grads in that they were not trained as undergrads in budgeting, the tax system, and long term financial planning”(Steinberg). Athletes go from making zero dollars to making millions after they sign their contract. This money just keeps flowing in and they keep spending it like it never going to end. The athletes don’t know how to handle all this money; so by having college athletes it helps them with handling their money. It teaches them money management at a young age. Others may say that college athletes shouldn’t get paid because they are given scholarships. The only problem is that according The New York Time they say that “ The average athletic scholarship is less than a $11,000 a year”(Zissou). This is not for kids who are going to community college or anything. Theses kids are going to division one college, which are very expensive. Most of the athletes who go to division one college, they are mostly likely not in the same state and if they are not in the same state as the college, it would cost even…show more content…
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