Paying College Athletes Essay

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Paying College Athletes Every child at some point in their lives dream about becoming a rock star, doctor or an astronaut, but the career that stands out the most is becoming a professional athlete. Why? One reason could be the ever increasing media coverage on each individual sport with certain channels devoted for just that particular sport, keeping viewers updated and thirsting to get out and play. Another could be the ease of getting out in the backyard as a kid to shoot the basketball, throw a football, or hit a baseball because it is harder to perform heart surgery or fly to the moon when you're only a child. With that being said; it is easy to look up to a professional athlete and put your heart and soul into them wearing …show more content…
College student athletes at the division one level should be paid to play. When the topic is brought up about how college athletes should be paid to play, more then half of people instantly will disagree and say no way, what for? But have they really looked into all the answers pointing toward it might be a good idea to pay them? I know it sounds like I'm trying to say give them million dollar contracts and call it a done deal but that is not the case. Aside from the athletic and academic scholarships to pay for tuition, the money they would be receiving would be miniscule to what they could be making if they were working at a job instead. This money would basically cover small costs an athlete must make when living on his own, since there is no time for a job when the careful balancing act of school and sports is in place. Only a select few big time athletes will actually make it all the way to the show and receive a big payout. Once this money distribution to the players is in affect, it will clean up a lot of problems in college sports. One question that needs to be answered first is, what is the NCAA? The NCAA or (National Collegiate Athletic Association) are the members that make the rules for college sports at most colleges and universities across the United States. It is not just the college that isn't given athletes extra money it is this organization that says

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