More the ever before, the question "Should college athletes be paid?" is being debated by student-athletes, the NCAA, and the media, as well as non-athletic students. College athletes benefit the school with another income. So shouldn’t they be given something for all their hard work? There is only one answer and that is, college athletes should not get paid because it is the worst form of destruction to educational system.
Athletics are a large part of many people’s lives weather it’s playing, watching, or coaching. Many athletes have the skill, dedication, and love for their respective sports to compete at the collegiate level. The big question now a day is should they get paid for playing their sports? The answer to this question is no, because they are there first and foremost to get an education and by paying these student athletes they could become content with the funds that are being provided and not work as hard to earn their degree. Becoming a student athlete at a college or university means exactly that a student first then an athlete.
Not only are they bringing in money for the school they are also creating a good image for the school and getting the schools name out there. Maybe even interest other young athletes to want to come and play for the school. Throughout the years some players such as Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) (Berkes) and Cam Newton (Auburn) (ESPN) have been accused of making money while still a college athlete. With this being said, they faced serious consequences if found guilty. College athletes should not be get paid to play for multiple reasons, some being scholarships, some being a student comes first, not an athlete.
Many athletes even have struggles in the classroom because they do not have enough time to study. Student-athletes at top Division I schools think of themselves as athletes more than students (Wieberg). Less than one percent of college athletes actually make it professionally (Wieberg). That means these kids should focus more on their education than on athletics. In reality, these official... ... middle of paper ... ...lion in Media Exposure for Texas A&M."
The Fab Five first created controversy when they started to question why the university and university officials were making millions and millions of dollars off their names, and they were just deprived hungry college kids not making a dime. Nike even made billions by copyrighting their famed black athletic socks, black athletic shoes, and baggy shorts that they made famous throughout the nation. The question over the past several years has become a general and trending topic of argument. College athletes should not be paid for their performance or to perform for their universities because they are there for an education, questions will be asked, and universities would not make as big of an income off the games. Throughout the country young men and women are losing their priority for an education.
Greg Bell 26 November 2013 Mrs. Myszkowski English 1101 Paying Players Shouldn’t Be in the Playbook In recent years, the argument about whether or not to pay athletes playing at the college level has become a matter of national debate. Currently, the ruling is that college athletes cannot be paid. This is a stance that should be maintained. Paying athletes to compete at the collegiate level is unfeasible because it would cost colleges too much, influence student’s educational decisions and create an unfair financial atmosphere between athletes and non-athletes. Paying college athletes is a bad idea because of the cost associated with it.
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.