Benefits Of Student Athletes

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Is free education enough to college athletes? Do colleges and universities exploit their athletes without even give them compensation? Years ago, being chosen from a university for being an outstanding athlete was a dream for most of the students wanting to have a sports’ career and a good education, but nowadays the debate over whether the student-athletes should be paid or not has been ... In fact, a group of former players “has filed an antitrust lawsuit alleging that student-athletes are entitled to some of the money the NCAA makes off of using their names and likenesses on merchandise such as jerseys and video games.” ()
Critics of the schools’ system argue that student athletes do not obtain the sufficient benefits from their universities,
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A college degree cannot be gained by capitalizing the physical or intellectual abilities of the students. If a college education were obtained by paying the capabilities of a student-athlete, this would mean that technically the college would be buying the athlete by paying him or her to be on their college team or to be a student of that institution because of its great abilities in sports. In other words, the student would be profiting from the college not for obtaining a higher education. Moreover, College education is the student’s vehicle to a tremendous success by obtaining a bachelor degree. “Students are not professional athletes that are paid salaries and incentives in a career in sports”. Many of the young student-athletes are very lucky of being found by great universities that can offer them not only a good sports career but also giving them the opportunity to graduate with a major that can help them in many other circumstances than sports in real life. In conclusion, athletes should not be paid by their colleges because many reasons such as they are giving them excellent opportunities such as scholarships and promoting their career in sports. Also, it could lead the student to be distracted from his responsibilities, and ultimately, it could lead universities offer money and not a good education to their student-athletes which is

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