Athletes Paid Too Much Essay

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Athletes are not paid enough

Professional athletes donate large amounts of money to charities and sometimes sponsor events for the mentally challenged or kids with disabilities. The average player in professional sports such as (NHL, NFL, MLB, and NBA) makes an average of three million dollars a year. Tiger Woods donates about 85% of his annual salary to charity which is $66,404,000 of his $81,854,000. It is not just Tiger Woods who donates large amounts of money to charity its athletes from every professional sport. Athletes are not paid enough money due to the fact that they are positively influencing kids around the country when they are and are not playing their sport, training is tough and they are required to be in top physical condition, their generosity with their money
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“Athletes do not work every day of the year. Athletes only work when they play the game.” (James. B, Hays KS) This statement is both true and false. It is false because they do not work just one day a week, they are working out and training for game day. It is also true because they are officially only doing what they are paid to do on game day, they do not get paid to practice they get paid to do well for the team on game day. “Athletes are only entertainers who get paid millions to play a game one or so days a week.” (James. B, Hays KS) We have gone from paying nothing to people killing in Roman Colosseums for sport to paying millions of dollars to play a sport. They only play their sport once or twice a week, is that worth millions of dollars? ”The United States is trillions of dollars in dept. and we are putting billions of dollars into sports players for entertainment.” (James. B, Hays KS) What the United States needs to think about and decide is are these athletes really worth billions and billions of dollars or should we put the money somewhere where everybody not just athletes benefit from instant

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