The Injustice Of The Ncaa Analysis

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The Injustice of the NCAA
The NCAA is making an extremely large profit on the amateur athletic performance of student athletes, without them seeing a penny. The NCAA earns around 1.5-2.0 billion dollars on average every year (compared to the NFL at 1.0-2.0 billion dollars as well). They are additionally qualifying themselves as a non-profit organization, therefore not having to pay taxes on any of the money they receive. College athletes should be able to receive an allowance, besides the scholarships they receive, because many students struggle to get through the week, paying for food, clothing, and other essential items. Student athletes, as stated in bylaw 15.01.2 of the NCAA handbook, are not allowed to take any handout or financial help …show more content…

During his postgame interview he made many comments that included him going to be some night “starving” because he can’t afford to pay for his own food. After this comment was made many other college athletes came out of the woodwork including star quarterback Robert “Bo” Wallace and former players such as Allen Iverson and Shawn Kemp to add support to Shabazz’s claim.
A majority of student athletes come from a poor or middle class family that cannot support or provide the necessary funds for the athlete’s food or other important needs. Getting a job is also rarely a viable option. Athletes cannot focus on a job when they must continue to develop athletically and keep their GPA at a level to which they can compete, making it hard for the NCAA to say that there is no need for a so a called …show more content…

Why should they get money for doing something for free? Often times these athletes aren’t doing this for free. They often are giving up something that they love for something that they need. Some athletes wake hungry. Some athletes wake up depressed. Some athletes wake tired. What can they do to battle against the hunger, the depression, and the fatigue. The students must put a smile on and go through the motions every single day at school. Then they go to their practices and participate until it is time to go

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