Ncaa Athletes Should Not Be Banned

1098 Words Oct 29th, 2015 5 Pages
During the summer of 2013 one of the biggest outrages in all sports, not just the collegiate division, was the story of Texas A&M’s golden boy Johnny Manziel. At the beginning of the football season Manziel shocked fans around the country with his remarkable abilities; abilities that would later make him the youngest Heisman winner at the time. However, a couple of months later no one would be talking about his talent or his Heisman, but the allegations surrounded around Manziel selling his signature on eBay for money. The NCAA strictly bans collegiate athletes to benefit in any way when it comes to their name and the revenue that comes with it. This shined light on one of the major controversies in college sports; the dispute of whether it is right to allow student athletes to benefit off their names. The NCAA ought to allow collegiate athletes the ability to profit off the use of their name because by allowing players to receive revenues it would ease the negative effects of playing collegiate sports for the student athletes.
In 1906, the NCAA was established by the help of President Theodore Roosevelt to support and “protect young people from the dangerous and exploitive athletics practices of the time” (History). From the beginning, the NCAA has faced a variation of lawsuits for example O’Bannon v. NCAA in 2009 (Harrison 926,938, 943). College basketball player Ed O’Bannon, sued the NCAA for using pictures of players in the common EA Sports videogames, which violates…
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