They do everything they can to the best of their ability and are getting nothing but a free education (if you can call it that) out of it while the university they attend is stealing their name and ability for their own gain. I believe what theses universities are doing to these men and women of college athletics is wrong. People need to stop believing that getting a free education is a good enough reward for these athletes. I want them to open their eyes to what troubles they have on and off the field, and to also see how the colleges are taking advantage of all the work the student-athletes are putting into the university. The university needs to provide these athletes with the proper things they need to make the everyday college life a little easier, even if it is giving them a few dollars here and there to help pay for items that they need. Give the student-athletes money for what they have worked so hard for because they have earned every penny of it.
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