Essay about Should College Athletes Be Paid?

1473 Words Mar 8th, 2015 6 Pages
Dresden Lonergan
Mrs. Whitehair
English 10 Period 2
Research Paper
March 2015
Pay for Play
Whether or not college student athletes should get paid has been a hot topic recently, and it doesn 't look like it 's ending any time soon. This topic has been debated on ESPN, The Harlem Times, in educational institutions, and many college newspapers. Due to the numerous reasons for it and just as many against, it seems to be an ongoing cycle.
These college athletes are basically working full-time jobs and gambling their physical health each day. They are being trained to go professional and be paid, but what if that doesn 't happen? College athletes are giving their schools too many hours and incurring health risks without getting paid.
Many people support college student athletes getting paid for playing. The money the athletes earns could go back to their families who are struggling financially. Not only would this support their family but also themselves because some athletes can 't depend on their parents to send them money. For poor families a little can go a long way ("Paying"). "If I would have had the chance to take care of my family through college, I would have probably stayed in college," stated Jadeveon Clowney, a former NCAA football player.
The typical college athlete puts in over ten hours a day in their sport, meaning that these athletes contribute an enormous amount of time daily. A typical morning routine for these athletes consists of an early wake up,…

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