The Pros And Cons Of Paying College Athletes

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a governing body for athletes of over 1,100 colleges and universities that implemented rules and regulations for fair, friendly and safer games ("What is the NCAA?"). It was founded in 1906 when President Roosevelt was in office. The most prestigious honors, The “Theodore Roosevelt Award” was created in his name ("Theodore Roosevelt Award"). Eligibility requirements and practices were drafted in their policies. Failure to abide by them may result in loss of scholarships. Students from all over the country have dreams of playing a college sport because the chance of them playing professional sports would increase tremendously. These students have put a lot of effort and time in training for competitions in the games they play in addition to that they are obligated to keep up with their academicals. They have suffered along the way with multiple injuries that led to early retirement and shattered dreams. Even though college …show more content…

Compensating them may affect the true sportsmanship of the games. That is why a considerable amount of the company’s revenue goes to the executives. (“Edelman”). There are other ways an athlete may receive credit for their work. If the NCAA modifies their terrible contract that restricts the athletes from any monetary compensation, it will open the door to new beginnings. They will be able to accept endorsement deals and other sponsorship for their image. In no way will it impact negatively on the sport. It would lead to financial freedom. Marx, who have lobbied that the athletes should be receiving a salary, said, “The injustices of fake amateurism would be gone.” (Marx 475). Marx highlighted a good point. It is now time for the NCAA to reevaluate their policies and guidelines to include compensation for the athletes who have been their

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