Analysis: Why College Athletes Should Not Get Paid

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College Athletes way of pay Student athletes are those who play to represent their school spirit. They play for the passion and love of the game and sport. All student athletes have a special reason for wanting to represent their school sport. If paying an athlete was really an issue for the players, they would have already stopped playing the sport, and would have started to protest for pay. Those who still stay on the field really enjoy the sport and are not looking forward to getting paid. Most of these passionate athletes are very competitive and prefer to be committed to sports instead of just being at home doing nothing. Most of these athletes are satisfied for having the opportunity to play for no cost and still get …show more content…
In the article Compensating for college athletes the author Tim Ajman states that “college athletes already (for the most part) are on scholarships and receive many benefits because of their campus celebrity” pg.212 Student athletes almost always get their full tuition paid and some even get extra scholarships and do not have to pay for meals or dorms. Some players never even think of asking for pay because just being part of the team is like a dream come true. As a student-athlete, they should feel pride for their victories. As a student athlete, the student gains access to a college education by being part of the sport. Most college athletes graduate without having any loans. Even though college athletes have scholarships, their scholarships should be protected in case these athletes get injured. This will protect college students to not get their scholarships taken away. College is a place to learn even if it is just a sport because the student athletes are still not professionals. As a student-athlete, they are still not professionals when they are still enrolled in school so therefore there is no need to get paid for practicing and gaining

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