Professional Athletes Are Getting Paid Too Much Money Essay

1590 Words Apr 8th, 2016 7 Pages
There has been, and still is, much discussion and questions regarding the controversial issue of whether or not professional athletes are getting paid too much money. The purpose of this paper is to look at this issue closely and give realistic answers or suggestions to many questions that Americans are really concerned about regarding their pay. Everyone knows about the professional fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather made 100 million dollars from the fight. Was that too much for one man? Let us begin by asking the question, what is too much money for a professional athlete? What is too much money, when a professional athlete is putting his life on the line and knows that he has a high risk of injury? What is too much money when professional athletes play to win games all season and make revenue for the team? What exactly is too much money to pay a professional female athlete who trained all year and at the end, has brought home the gold metal during the Olympics?
According to an article written by sports writer Paul Ator of, there are six reasons why athletes are not over paid. He began by stating first that athletes really do earn their salary. He also stated that Sports may indeed be the last true entity left that rewards the best of the best financially. These athletes are people who are members of an elite group of people whose pay is based on their talent. Secondly, he expressed that if the financial rewards ran into the…

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