College Athletes Should Not Get Paid?
Specific Purpose Statement: At the end of my speech the audience will agree that college athletes should not get paid.
Thesis: College athletes should not receive any payment or compensation in college.
I. I would like everyone to raise their hand if they play a sport for Southeastern Community College.
Now how many of you who raised your hand think it’s fair for all the athletes in this room to be paid a salary on top of receiving an athletic scholarship and academic scholarship?
The topic of student athlete’s being paid has been debated about for many years.
II. While I personally respect the time and effort each and every athlete puts into his or her sport and have experienced …show more content…
Students would be choosing schools based not only on who would cover the cost of their tuition, but also who would pay them the most on top of that. 2. No longer would receiving the best education be a factor in athletes choosing a school. 3. They would be attending school based on money rather than their future and education. C. Smaller schools would have no chance at recruiting big time athletes. 1. All of the big time athletes would choose the bigger schools that can afford to pay them the most money. 2.Small schools would no longer stand a chance at competing with the bigger schools, due to the fact that they do not have as much money to pay their athletes.
Transition: Therefore, in order to pay college athletes schools would struggle. They would be taking money to pay them that would usually end up in their own pockets to help better their institutions. This leads me to my third and final reason as to why they should not be paid, and that is due to the fact that there is no way in determining who gets paid what.
II. How do you determine what athletes get paid what? A. All athletes would have to receive the exact same salary. 1. According to Title IX signed by Richard Nixon on June 23rd, 1972, proportional treatment of Federal Funds must occur, even when dealing with …show more content…
College is a time to prepare those for a career that lies ahead where they will make a living. Scholarships are already paying athletes to represent their school. A vast majority of schools are not making a profit off their athletic programs, and have no way to pay their athletes. There also would be no way in determining how much each athlete deserves to get paid. All in all, there are too many uncertainties when it comes to this topic. Due to this, college athletes should not be paid.
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