The Pros And Cons Of Paying College Athletes

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Paying college athletes has been a trending topic around the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Universities should not allow players to receive compensation for their performances. When money is involved many problems can arise. There are many different kinds of sports within a university; thus causing, many questions to develop. For example, will all sport athletes get paid and will some athletes get paid more than other? Also, what if an athlete gets hurt will the university still pay an injured athlete? It is not practical for all colleges to pay their athletes. If student athletes get paid, the money will effect the university, the athletes and many other people. Despite the fact that college athletes bring in some of the universities' revenue college athletes should not be paid. If universities were to pay one college athlete for a sport they would have to pay all athletes. According to, more than 460,000 NCAA student-athletes compete in 24 sports yearly. That is a great deal of athletes competing for their …show more content…

There could be controversy over the athlete's contract with the amount they are getting paid. Also, the kids that do not play sports might feel they are being treated unfairly because they do not get paid. College athletes get offered a full ride to a big ten college for free: “other kids have to get loans worth tons of money that they will have to pay back for the rest of their lives” (Bagaria and Birkenes). Paying these athletes would cause too many problems that the university doesn’t have time to deal with. College is a place that people decide to go to because they enjoy everything the campus has to offer and to get a degree. It would not be fair for the students if they would not receive any income for the clubs or other things they are involved in. Paying these athletes would not be fair and it would damage all college

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