Should Student Athletes Be Paid

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The NCAA currently debates that student athletes should be compensated for everything they do. There are not a lot of high school athletes that can’t even make it to the NCAA, but for those who don’t realize how much they get involved in. Although the debate is currently balanced on both sides, it is not ethical to pay student athletes. For a division I athlete, they are clearly already getting a full ride leaving with a college degree and no debt. Why should they be paid more? One clear reason that it is not ethically right is the title IX situation, another would be the benefit compared to the cost. Along of with Title IX, discrimination through out the team. For example, how would you pay each player? Would you pay by starting verse not starting? What about those who don’t get equally playing time. Title IX states that no person in the US should be excluded from participation, be denied benefits, or subjected to discrimination under any program that receives Federal financial assistance, …show more content…
While the athletes are paying other students are out working making a job, but these students are out working to pay the debt that the athletes do not have. Student-athletes are amateurs who choose to participate in intercollegiate athletics as part of their educational experience, thus maintaining a distinction between student-athletes who participate in the collegiate model and professional athletes who might be students as well. Participation in collegiate sports is not a student-athlete 's job. It would not be morally right to pay these student athletes. It would not work out in the way that everything would work out equal. Title IX takes away most of the hope in paying college athletes. Along with the cost of it, it would add up but from there you have to pay other people more for doing their job. In the end, schools would lose money instead of benefits they are currently getting from the athletic

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