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The Rule : The Rules For College Athletes

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The NCAA for countless years has regulated and overseen the actions and conduct of the players they hold. The rules the NCAA has in place are there to keep the playing field fair for all schools across the country. However, some of these rules put unfair restrictions on the players. One of those policies prevents athletes from profiting off of their own performance and fame. These athletes produce hundreds of millions of dollars for their respective schools every year but do not get a penny in return. Not only is this unfair but it is quite inhumane, the NCAA practically owns the players and gives them little freedom. I believe that rules should be changed to allow college athletes to profit off of themselves. To start this off I will…show more content…
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