College Athletes Should Be Paid

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A question that has been rising to the surface lately is “should college athletes be paid a salary?” One cannot get on the internet now a day and not see some kind of college sport headline. The world of college sports has been changed greatly the past decade due to college athletes. These athletes make insurmountable amounts of money and an unbelievable amount of recognition for the universities. The athletes that provide and make a ton of revenue for the colleges also spend a huge amount of their time practicing and staying committed to sports, and have to maintain good grades in school which requires quite a bit of overtime. Because college athletes generate massive amounts of revenue and put in massive amounts of personal time for their individual universities, colleges need to financially compensate players for their contributions. The colleges that these superstars represent are reaping all of the benefits of the accomplishments the athletes have, yet the big named players are making nothing from what they do.
While the coaches of these sports teams are benefitting greatly the players still receive nothing. The coaches are receiving way too much. One of the main points about the unfairness of coaches compared to players is that the coaches are allowed to advertise while players are not. The coaches receive very generous compensation for advertising, so why is it a big deal if a college athlete is being paid for being in an advertisement? Coaches are able receive huge deals from companies, and can make way over one million dollars a year. The only way college coaches are able to receive all these deals from shoe companies and others are by how the players perform. When the coaches have players that per...

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