Should College Athletes Be Paid?

1196 Words Apr 30th, 2015 5 Pages
College athletes are working so hard for their Universities every day. They are responsible for increasing revenues but aren’t rewarded with any monetary compensation. These students are working for their schools and are doing a service that seems to be overlooked. Some may argue that these athletes are being exploited by their schools, tv, and video games, which make millions of dollars off of intercollegiate athletics. Colleges are just using these hard working athletes to increase their reputations. Compensation of athletes I believe is necessity not only to keep competition at a constant level in college athletics, but also to encourage students to want to graduate high school, and get their college degrees. Everywhere else in this world there are athletes being paid, why shouldn’t college students too?
NCAA associates argue that these student-athletes are “amateurs” and if they are paid they are becoming professional athletes. But however, Hockey players apart of the AHL (Amateur Hockey League) are also considered amateurs but are paid to play. I don’t think this is fair to these student athletes who are on the field, on the court, and most importantly in the classroom doing what they’re suppose to. The NCAA quotes “Student-athletes shall be amateurs, and should be protected from exploitation by professional and commercial enterprises”. Also, with all the time spent either practicing or working in the classroom, most athletes don’t have time to actually get a job.…

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