Student Athletes Should Not Be Paid Essay

1068 Words Apr 25th, 2016 5 Pages
“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet”, said renowned physicist and billionaire Stephen Hawking. The idea that greed causes us to care less about others creates a self-perpetuating system of greed. This system creates a few elites who take all the money and power and the many workers who do not receive what they are working to make. The system by the NCAA exploits young student athletes who are trying to find their way in the world. This billion-dollar industry profits based on TV contracts, coupled with shoe sales and apparel companies. Student-athletes act as bigger benefit to the school than they are compensated for; therefore, they should be financially compensated. Students should act as employees of the school they represent. According to Haden, Christopher W. “Foul - The Expolitation of the Student-Athlete: Student-Athletes Deserve Compensation for Their Play in the College Athletic Arena Chalk Talk,“Student-athlete’s tax exempt status under workers’ compensation law” allow courts to prevent student as being seen as employees (Haden 674). Controversy arose when Krisztián Nemeth, a football player and maintenance man at the University of Colorado, was injured during a practice. The Supreme Court of Colorado decided that, since his status as a football player depended on his job at the university, he could be…

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