Summary: Should College Football Players Be Paid

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Should college football players be putting in 90 hours a week without pay? The average American full-time job is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. five days a week. So if they get paid for 40- hour weeks shouldn’t a college football player who puts in 90 hours a week get at least a small paycheck. The average division one football player puts in 43.3 hours a week for football. Also, if you have 10 hours of class each week and you study for the recommended 4 hours for each class you have a total of 50 hours for school. So if you do the simple math 40 plus 50 is 90, 90 hours a week in order to keep that scholarship. This is the equivalent to working two full-time jobs with a side job on the weekends just to pay their bills. So when NCAA executives, administrators, university presidents, and coaches who start feeling the burn around the middle of the week, they should remember that their student athletes’ “unpaid jobs” are not only mentally demanding but their 90 hour weeks brings them to …show more content…

For example, athletes who spend 90 hours a week training and studying will make these players hungry after the university's dining options are closed. In these situations scholarships fail to provide the student athletes with additional dining options. Even some of the textbooks they need have to come out of their own pocket. Since 86% of the college athletes live below the poverty line and the average out of pocket expenses for a college athlete total $3,222, they need money for the out of pocket expenses. To many people, these things seem like a small price to pay for a full scholarship, but it is important to remember that these scholarships are the only way many athletes can make it to

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