College Athletes Should Not Be Paid

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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…show more content…
College athletes are awarded a scholarship to pay for school but it doesn 't equal the cash amount the athletes would receive. For example a high school basketball star, Emmanuel Mudiay decided to skip college altogether to go overseas to play for one year. Gary Parrish from CBS sports said “Class of 2014 star Emmanuel Mudiay has reached an agreement in principle with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the China Basketball Association on a one-year deal that will pay him a total of $1.2 million… a week after Mudiay announced he 's skipping college in favor of a contract overseas that would help alleviate some of his mother 's financial concerns. Clearly, this deal makes that possible”(Parrish). This isn 't the first case an athlete decides to go overseas for a year to earn money rather than go to college for a year and earn nothing. Maurice Peebles stated that “think about what the scholarship is… it’s the school paying itself. It’s like me paying myself for rent for my kids in my house, and then claiming I don’t have any money left because I paid myself rent for them”(Peebles). Maurice Peebles is exactly right, because in actuality a school granting an athlete a scholarship is just them giving someone money and them giving it right back to them. This notion that a scholarship properly compensates for an athletes pay is

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