The Benefits Of Paying Student Athletes

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One of the hottest debates in the sports world is whether or not college athletes should get a cut of the revenue they produce for their school. Men’s basketball and Football players produce billions of dollars a year through television contracts for their schools, so why don’t they get a percentage of the profit? Recently, star basketball player for Wisconsin, Nigel Hayes was on College Gameday and held up a sign that said “Broke college athlete, anything helps” and the sign had a referral to his venmo account “BrokeBadger”(Hoffer) . Nigel Hayes gives his heart and soul playing basketball for the University of Wisconsin and he does not even have enough money to eat. Another example for this is Shabazz Napier, who said he went to bed hungry before a Final Four game (Hoffer). Does this mean that big universities are taking advantage of their student athletes so that they can cash in on their abilities? While some would argue that this is indeed the case, there are others who claim that it …show more content…
Student athletes already receive so many benefits and on top of that want to be compensated when schools simply cannot afford it. But some action needs to be taken because star college basketball player for the University of Wisconsin, Nigel Hayes can barely eat. Student athletes already receive so many benefits and on top of that want to be compensated when schools simply cannot afford it. Hayes is not the only one, in 2015, star basketball player for UCONN and now NBA player for the Miami Heat, Shabazz Napier said he went to bed hungry the day before his final four game. It is unacceptable for this to happen to anyone regardless of if you are a student athlete or not. The NCAA needs to take some kind of action to make sure no student athletes have to go through what Napier and Hayes had to. Both sides need to agree that the basic needs of every student athlete should be

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