Pros And Cons Of Paying College Athletes

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College is all about getting an education, and it should remain the most important thing when attending college. When an athlete attends it is often their goal to showcase their talents and take easy classes. Is it right to pay college athletes, if the public were to allow college athletes to be paid, then we could run into some problems. With paying college athletes, we have the possibility of running into the idea of paying all athletes including high school. College is where one should gain the education to succeed in life. Some may attend college, but because they're getting paid to play sports, learn nothing and consequently suffer when the real world hits them on graduation day, and their sports career doesn't pan out, or is derailed…show more content…
Coaches try to get players who they think have the talent to make them win and to persuade them to come to their school by offering them scholarships. The whole idea behind a scholarship is to lure the athlete into coming to your school. Scholarships are nothing more than a recruitment tactic. They will give you a scholarship as long as you produce for them. It's all about what you can do for them. Indeed, these scholarships pay for tuition, room and board, and books, but these athletes don't have money for other necessities. These students still live a college life, they go out with their friends, they go to the bars, they buy new clothes, these scholarships do not pay for those items. The argument can be made that the average college student that does not receive a scholarship, also may not the ability to buy these items, so why do the athletes get this special privilege? My main point on that question could be that these average students are not put on display on a daily basis, these athletes or put on television or the radio, and they make the NCAA and their respected schools money every time they pay the game. They deserve to see some of that profit, they are the reason that these school are making money, but they will never see any of
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