Why Do Professional Athletes Get Overpaid

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Professional athletes are getting paid more than individuals that help our society in a good and helpful way. In fact, they are getting way overpaid. “Unless you’re finding a cure for cancer or creating world peace, I don't know if anybody deserves to get that much money,” said Drew Brees, quarterback for NFL team New Orleans Saints, after signing the 5 year 100$ million dollar contract. I believe that this is true, that professional athletes are indeed getting overpaid.

There are many individuals that affect our society in a positive strong way and are receiving less money than professional athletes do. There are jobs such as doctors, teachers, firefighters, police officers, you name it. They are all our heroes. Even some of these people helped these professional athletes on their pathways continuing. Such as teaching, giving aid, helping them recover, sacrifices occur. Comparing the average an NBA player makes which is 5.15 million, MLB players make an average 3.2 million a year, NHL players make 2.4 million, and NFL players make 1.9 million per year. The average a teacher receives yearly is around 40,000$. Police
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If anything, they think athletes should be receiving more than what they do get paid, some people say. Only about 50% of the 4.7 billion dollars in revenue the NBA is supposed to make this season will go straight to the players’ salaries. Athletes also earn their money because on how much risk they’re putting on their bodies every game. There is a chance, that you are one play away from a dangerous injury, especially while you’re playing football. Professional sports are a billion-dollar business, and players deserve their fair share of the profits, supporters say. Without athletes, the leagues wouldn't exist. Teams make their money through ticket sales, viewership, and merchandise sales and then pass along those earnings to their
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