Essay on Should College Athletes Be Paid?

1489 Words Dec 1st, 2016 6 Pages
Pay for Play?

Dave Anderson, Laura Freedman, Lee Goldman, and Peter Goplereus III have all written articles on whether or not the NCAA should pay their student athletes. Their articles, “Top 10 Reasons College Athletes Should be Paid”, “Pay or Play”, “Should College Athletes Be Paid”, and “No Control Over Their Rights” all provide many reasons as to why student athletes deserve payment. The NCAA is in the wrong for accepting “free labor” from these athletes. Although many student athletes are on scholarships, often times it is not enough, so they deserve fair compensation. The many reasons as to why the NCAA does not pay their athletes, the life of a student athletes is much different than a regular students, the opinions of coaches and players, and how college athletes are denied the rights to their own appearance will all be discussed.

The number one reason that the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or the NCAA, does not allow their student athletes to be compensated is because the NCAA is dedicated to their concept of amateurism. They, the NCAA, say that maintaining amateurism is crucial to maintaining the athletic environment for athletes (Freedman, Laura). The NCAA also believes that not paying their athletes will keep the students first and athletes second, however this is not the case (Freedman, Laura). Instead of keeping student’s athletes first, players are enrolling in “fake” classes in order to keep themselves eligible for the season. The most recent…

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