Athletes Should Get Paid Essay

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“ When you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. Whether it's make good grades in school, be a good athlete, be a good person, go down and do some community service and help somebody who's in need, whatever it is you choose to do, you're investing your time in that.” was said by Nick Saban. This is reminiscent of the hard times students athletes face. That sports don't help keep your grades up with these three reasons. First, a student could be failing all their tests and get a hundred percent on homework and still get to play. Second, due to sports, athletes may have to skip school which could cause them to get behind in their schoolwork. The third reason is a classmates would have to put …show more content…

Their playing ability, should not be fully relied on. You would have to play basketball or football at Division I or II levels, that will only receive half an athletic scholarships to a school. There are not enough scholarships to give every student a full-athletic scholarships. Most athletes would not get a scholarships, or even a coach might give the players a half of an athletic scholarships, so they can get more players that they are willing to have it. It’s imperative to get good grades so they can at least get a partial academic scholarship. Having good grades gives many financial benefits to the students. This would be a privilege to have especially where they would have trouble affording college.A half of an athletic scholarship combined with the other half of the merit money can equal to having a full scholarship.” They would fail the test and could pass the homework and still get to play the sport. They are too busy doing sports and not focusing on school. The student could also short change themselves in the health department because of lack of sleep. As a student in this situation and because of my experience I believe that academics and sports can be combined, it is true. But it is very difficult to keep the grades up and to keep playing the

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