College Athletes Should Be Paid

One can say being a full time student and college athlete is like having two full-time jobs. Student athletes are working non-stop day in and day out to not only meet academic standards but to maintain their athletic scholarship. College athletes bring millions of dollars to universities, but in return, they only receive small monthly stipends for food. With every sporting event, each student-athlete gives their all not knowing if they will get seriously injured or not. Yes, they are students, however, they are bringing money to the universities that regular students are not. If professional athletes are getting paid to entertain, why are college athletes not paid? After all the hard work on and off the field, college athletes should be rewarded …show more content…
They have to take a minimum of 12 credit hours and have to pass at least 9 of those 12 credit hour courses. Not only are they focusing on their school work but they are attending practice to make sure they perform well on game day. These students are putting in a lot of work and are not receiving nothing out of it.
ESPN news reporters have been really investigating on this situation. They also believe that these athletes should be getting paid for what they are doing. They are bringing so much money to their schools with all the sponsors, big games and television time they are getting. Brian Frederick has researched so much on this subject and has come to the conclusion that these athletes are really volunteering their entertainment for the entire world. They are playing all these games and showing off their talents to us and we are paying all the companies that sponsor them.
Brain Frederick stated, “For the entertainment of others these kids are sacrifices their bodies just as professional athletes.” With this being said, they should be giving equal respect as the professionals. College athletes are doing the same thing that they are and maintaining to keep their grades

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