The Athletes Should Not Be Banned Essay

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You are not eligible in any sport if, after you become a student athlete, you accept any pay for promoting a commercial product or service or allow your name or picture to be used for promoting a commercial product or service. (NCAA) But ironically, the student athletes are required to sign a release that allows both the NCAA and university to use their names, likenesses and images for any purpose. Money pours in from athletic apparel sells, television and radio broadcast, stadium and arena parking passes, game tickets, donations and more. Not only is it unfair that the athletes are being used and don’t see a dime of the billions they are making while they are playing in college, because of the documents signed, the NCAA and universities still make money off of the players occasionally after they move on after college in the form of jersey sales, autographs, and video games. EA sports recently cut all ties with NCAA with the problems that arose from production of the collegiate sports games. The players in the games were spitting images of some of the legends in college sports where they looked like, played like, and acted like the athlete and the athlete wasn’t seeing any of the profits. Signing the scholarship from the NCAA signs away all marketing rights. Student athletes are considered third parties to the official contract signed between the university and the NCAA. They are not considered a third party beneficiary of the contract because they are an incidental…

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