College Athletes Should NOT Be Paid

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There has been major discussion recently if college athletes should or shouldn 't be paid while they are in school. Some people say that they are already getting a scholarship which is more than anybody else, therefore they believe it is considered being greedy. Let 's not be greedy and look at how much a scholarship is actually worth. In college most athletes don 't last at a school for the whole four years. Once you get a sport involved there are politics, injuries, and a call from the office to tell the player thanks, but we don 't need you on this team anymore. Missouri freshman forward Tyler Stone has no illusions of bolting college for the NBA after a single year. Instead, the 6-foot-7 Memphis native is a different sort of…show more content…
But how much do the top NCAA executives make? The top NCAA executives make about $1 million per year. Who else makes money off these near professional level athletes? First, many coaches earn at least $100,000 per year to coach one of the major sports like baseball, basketball, or football at a school. These coaches will receive bonuses for getting to the playoffs, winning championships, or breaking school records, but what do the athletes receive as a bonus? Nothing. Secondly, athletic programs. Some universities bring in hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars to their athletic programs each year. Through donations, ticket sales, media rights, advertising, and anything else with a price tag, these athletes are symbols for their school and their program. If a school makes a huge scientific achievement, they will be in the newspaper for a few days, but athletic teams are in the newspaper the entire year. No one is saying athletes should be paid $5,000 or $10,000 per semester, but what if each athlete got $2,000 over the course of the semester. Doing this would give them some spending money. Most athletic programs can 't afford to pay athletes on their own, so the NCAA and their executives need to figure out a way to start rewarding athletes
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