Essay about Playing Sports Should Not Be Banned

1217 Words Oct 26th, 2015 5 Pages
Imagine a football star who has just graduated high school. The football star is everyone’s favorite, but what these people do not know is that he received poor grades in high school. As a result, he is not appropriate role model anymore. To some people, many of the best memories throughout high school, and even college, come from the time they spent playing sports. However, playing sports should not interfere with student athletes’ learning in school. Many students all around the United States who play sports are not doing well academically, which results in those students ineligible to play sports due to academic probation. The most important part of going to school is for the students to receive a quality education; playing sports is just an extracurricular activity. Although people claim athleticism does not require a great amount of intelligence, students who do poorly in their academic courses should not be allowed to participate in athletic programs because receiving an education is far more important than sports, being on an athletic team at school is a privilege that is earned, and good colleges will only accept the athletes that also maintain good grades. Sports may be important to plenty of people, but academics need to be all students’ top priority. Sports may be some people’s passion, which is normal for a lot of athletes, but they need to maintain good grades in their courses. In different high schools and colleges, different grade point averages are required…

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