Should College Athletes Be Paid?

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In America we feel comfortable deciding how much somebody should get paid or if in fact they should get paid. We like to make decisions like that because it gives us power over somebody else. There are numerous ways where throughout history we have tried to influence how much a group of people get paid, or to influence the how much a certain race should get paid. We want to give everybody the same opportunity to succeed not depending on race, religion, or ethnicity. To give everybody a fair shot in life doesn’t always work out because you can’t always please everybody. You might work hard and put in a lot of effort, but to reach a certain outcome doesn’t always home to fruition. Being an elite level athlete and studying in school is one of…show more content…
There are many reasons why people argue over if to pay football players, but one thing can 't be denied and that 's that these athletes make a lot of money for colleges. The

Kreymer 2 question is should colleges pay football players? That debate has caused a lot of controversy because there are so many pros and cons to paying the players.
Most athletes come from poverty or a struggling home and the only thing that helps them is playing a sport they love. A report showed that “86% of players living off campus living below the federal poverty line,” (National College Players Association). This is with a “full scholarship” these athletes still live a life where they struggle and don 't have enough money to survive in the real world. The case can be made that if they make it all the way where they become professionals, they can earn a lot of money. However, the percent to play in the National Football League (NFL) is slim, in fact, there is a 1.6% chance for a college football player to go to the NFL (NCAA). With 72,788 players in the NCAA, there are 16,175 eligible players to go to the draft, but only 256 draft spots. With all those numbers there isn 't a great chance to get drafted and make millions of dollars where you can set up your family forever. So, those other 15,919 players who don 't get drafted have no financial security, unless they graduate from college with a degree. However, people

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