Essay on Should College Athletes Get Paid?

1250 Words Nov 16th, 2016 5 Pages
Should students put their bodies and their future health on the line for free? The topic of college athletes getting paid has been around for many years due to the fact that these students are playing these sports that require a lot of their time, whether practice, team meetings, or just travelling to the game itself, but these different sports put you at risk for injuries, whether serious or not, whether long term or short term, these college athletes give all they have and some of them feel like they aren’t truly appreciated.
In many cases of injury, especially permanent injuries universities can decrease or even eliminate scholarships so basically college athletes are just thrown away by the athletic department. Many college athletes leave school early if they’re able to play that sport professionally due to the inability to pay bills so they leave school early to be able to pay those bills, so the argument is if students get paid then they will stay and finish the graduation rate increases. When college athletes get a “full” scholarship it doesn’t always cover living and tuition so, then that gap has to be made up with loans that they don’t always qualify for, some intercollegiate teams have had so much money generated by the collegiate athletes that they have enough to compensate college athletes but they can’t due to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) bylaws.
It’s argued that students being paid are going to cause a difference in talent between rich…

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