College Athlete's Receiving Workers Compensation

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The concern with college athlete’s receiving workers compensation is they would be considered pro athletes. Athletic scholarships do not always cover the cost of tuition and living expenses for a student to attend college. They may indeed help with lowering the cost of the total amount owed, but more times than not college athletes have to take out loans in order to pay for the full amount of their college tuition. Student athletes should be paid because they have no extra time to earn extra money; it would decrease the rate in which athletes receive improper benefits; and all athletes should receive workers compensation for playing sports for their institution. The NCAA is a private, nonprofit association consisting of over 1000 institutions (Goldman, 209). To be a member of the NCAA the institution has to be an academically accredited college or university located within the United States and its territories (Goldman, 209). Regular members are classified into divisions, such as: Division I, Division II, and Division III, to reflect differences in size of the athletic programs (Goldman, 209). The NCAA is guided by a Constitution and Bylaws adopted by the membership and subject to amendment by the members (Goldman, 209). The Constitution, By Laws, Executive Regulations and Official Interpretations are published in a printed manual and distributed to all members (Goldman, 209). Members are required to accept and observe the principles set forth in the manual (Goldman, 209).

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