College Athletes Should Not Be Paid

1513 Words Mar 7th, 2016 7 Pages
College institutions under the NCAA should be required to pay their athletes more than just a scholarship. College athletes are being manipulated every day. Student athletes are working day in and day out to meet academic standards and to keep their level of play competitive. These athletes need to be rewarded and credited for their achievements. Not only are these athletes not being compensated for, but they are also living with no money because they aren 't allowed to hold a job that pays an annual salary over $2,000 per year. The athletes that are living very poorly they are very vulnerable to taking money from boosters and others that are willing to help them out, which the NCAA deems illegal because athletes also can’t market themselves. The problem with this is that the athletes are not only getting themselves in trouble but their athletic departments as well. Also, college athletics have gained immense popularity among Americans over the past few decades. This has resulted in increased revenues for the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the participating colleges which have fueled the debate of whether college athletes should be compensated beyond their athletic scholarships. A scholarship is a grant or payment made to support a student 's education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievements. Scholarships are huge for students to further their education, but with college athletes, they are just a way for the NCAA to undermine their actual…

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