Reasons Why College Athletes Should Not Be Paid

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The debate towards college athletes being paid or if they should not be paid has been going on for some years now. There are different perspectives towards the subject and a wide variety of reasoning’s to why college athletes should or should not be paid. The fact of the matter is that college athletes need to understand the position in which they are in. They need to respect their position and be thankful for the opportunity that they are given. Not only should college athletes appreciate their opportunity but paying college athletes would go downhill quicker than it would rise in benefits. College athletes should not be paid because money would cause more problems than the benefits that would be received. Size and income has to do a lot …show more content…
If you are given the opportunity to receive an education and to play a sport to represent your school, take that opportunity. Do not ask for more if what is given is enough. Take advantage of what is given and most importantly, take everything serious. As Davis Malone said, “The number of jobs requiring higher education is only going to get larger and larger as more Americans graduate with degrees.” More jobs are going to be requiring degrees from students and jobs are going to make sure that the level of education is high. If college athletes are paid, their focus will be taken away from their education and it would be transferred to the sports and the money they are receiving. The student athletes would begin to believe that with the money they are given they do not have to consider a plan B. Not only would it be an issue but it would lift up many college athletes to believe they will make it to the professional leagues. “College is a place to obtain a degree and help jumpstart their “real world” career aspirations,” Says Kieran McCauley in her Newspaper article, Daily Local News. College student athletes should take into consideration that they are being given all they need to be successful. It is up the student athletes if they will use it to their benefit or focus on …show more content…
If college athletes are paid, the student athletes would be seen as professional players; not students. Student athletes have the term students for a reason. Money would begin to get into their head and many student athletes will begin to think they are professional athletes. Education should be their main focus in college. The New Republic states that more than 30,000 men play N.C.A.A Division 1 football and basketball throughout a year. That is a huge amount of players every year. All student athletes with one dream; to make it pro. Also stated by The New Republic, a little less than three hundred student athletes are drafted into the NFL and NBA. Out of the huge amount of student athletes only a handful are drafted. Why begin to pay college athletes if a large percentage will probably not even make it to the big leagues. College student athletes will begin to be amused by the pay they receive and it would be such a drastic change that the student athletes would not know how to manage their money correctly. Not all students have been taught to manage money wisely. However, there will be students that are capable of making smart choices with the money they receive if college athletes were to be paid. The financial trouble that would occur from the payments of colleges is definitely not worth

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