Why College Athletes Should Not Get Paid

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Would paying college athletes help or damage the idea of amateurism? The issue of college athletes being paid has been debated recently. On one side of the argument, supporters believe that college athletes should not get paid. However, opponents think they should get paid. Colleges should not start paying their athletes for participating in a sport because the athletes have already gotten paid in education, and they aren’t professionals yet. Opponents say college athletes would be back payed for letting other businesses use their images, but they are already being compensated. Colleges that give athletes scholarships to attend their schools already pay the students by letting them get an education for free. In the words of researchers Ben
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