First, student athletes should be paid because they make a large sum of money for their universities. Not only does the school make a large sum of money, but the cities where these schools are located make a large sum of money. Brazos Country where Texas A&M is located generated $86 million in business in 2012. College football and men’s college basketball alone generate more than $6 billion dollars in annual revenue. These student athletes are not stupid; they see that the university sells jerseys with their names on them in the school’s bookstores. These student athletes do not make a dime on jersey sales. They are not even allowed to sign their name for any form of compensation. Any other student at a university can sign their name and charge someone a fee for their signature. Student athletes are held to a completely different, higher standard than almost all of the other students at these universities. Former Tennessee running back and current Houston Texan said, “It’s funny, I looked up the definition of indentured servant and it is exactly what a student athlete is…” The definition of an indentured servant is, “A person...
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