Student Athletes Should to Be Paid

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In recent years, a major controversy in the NCAA has been whether or not student athletes in college should be paid for playing sports. There are different viewpoints from different people stating if they should or not. Many people believe that they are already being rewarded enough with their education being paid, but even with the school’s help with their tuition and school fees, many have trouble paying personal expenses. Even though some people believe they shouldn’t be compensated for their hard work and dedication, it is the right thing to do, due to their lack of time occupied by sports and schoolwork. Many famous athletes in college such as Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow bring in millions of dollars into their universities due to publicity and even though they are breaking their backs they don’t receive a single dime for their hard work. The college coaches also get a really high salary, just for coaching the players. They also receive many contracts that include shoe contracts, TV and radio contracts, and many perks along the way. When the coaches get their teams to the playoffs or win major games, they might receive big bonuses. It doesn’t make sense that the athletes are the ones that are doing all the work to get the far yet they don’t see any form of compensation. Many executives from the NCAA and the universities also get millions of dollars from big sporting events, and they do nothing to earn it. The athletes are the ones taking stuff out of their time and working hard to not get paid. As I said in my last paragraph, many athletes who receive full ride scholarships have been given thousands of dollars for tuition, a meal plan, free books, and school fees, just to play sports. These athletes are also entitl... ... middle of paper ... ... support the idea of student athletes getting payed for their hard work. Works Cited Brynelson, Troy. "For all the money college sports teams bring in, should student athletes be paid?." Daily Emerald. 2012. Web. 9 Oct. 2013. Chen, Jen. "Jay Bilas argues for colleges to pay student athletes." The Chronicle. N.p., 8 Oct. 2013. Web. 13 Dec. 2013. . Hartnett, Tyson. "Why College Athletes Should be Paid." The Blog. N.p., 21 Oct. 2013. Web. 6 Dec. 2013. . Bynas, Todd. "Putting a price on their back: Should college athletes be paid?." The News Tribune. N.p., 27 Sept. 2013. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. .

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