The Importance Of College Athletes Being Paid

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The NCAA is a multi-billion dollar industry that generated over $845 billion last year due to their players’ ability to entertain and perform to their fullest extent at all times. So with all of this money flowing in, why wouldn’t they provide their athletes a stipend? Well that’s a question that today baffles many. What they basically have in place is a corporation that makes tons of money and, oh yeah, they don’t have to pay their employees. Sounds like the perfect business model right? What has continued to be one of the most pressing issues in the world of sports today has now become a matter the NCAA can no longer afford to ignore. The service that college athletes provide to the institutions they attend in addition to millions of spectators all over the world is still not being rewarded in the manner that it should be for their above-average dedication, work ethic, and most importantly money brought in to their employer.

The most common argument against athletes being paid is that
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Athletes spend more than 40 hours a week practicing, leaving little time to keep up with academic commitments. For NCAA executives, administrators and support staff who start feeling the burn around hour 42, they should remember that their student-athletes’ jobs are not only intellectually demanding but brings them to the limits of their physical endurance as well. If this situation was on any other job, it would take the world by its throat. College is when students look for their first to support them for four, or more, long years. On top of working for that long, they travel across the country almost twice a week. That takes a lot of strength off your body and to replenish their energy they constantly need proper meals. A 250 pound, 6 foot football player is not going to live off ramen for their health and to stay fit to perform at their fullest capability for the school to
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