Athletes Are Overpaid

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Athletes in the major professional sports are getting paid far too much. The New England Patriots quarterback named, Tom Brady is a perfect example of the amount of money one elite athlete can make in the National Football League. These athletes are having millions of dollars that are being tossed all around them. The salary amounts is a good representation of something terrible about our society. The large amount of money that these athletes are making may not always go to good use. Many athletes are overpaid and selfish. This issue matters to young athletes in the United States; while many athletes claim that the amount of money they are making is fair, evidence suggests that the amount of money that they are making is ridiculous, and that …show more content…
“That money could be used for someone in the more poverty-filled locations of the world (Patel, par. 4).” People that actually need that much money to share. Haiti would be a perfect example of a country that can borrow some money from the United States of America. Other countries that the United States of America can help that are poor is Haiti, Myanmar, and Zimbabwe. There will always be countries or people that will need help. With this money we can send people to give aid and to go down to these countries in need. “Some of these athletes have huge sums of money that they don 't even know what to so with, so they choose to use it in wrong ways and that is not acceptable (Patel, par. 4).” A lot of players waste all of that money on drugs or other illegal substances. They may use anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs. Some will smoke pot because it can help them not get injured because it can calm their brain down. “Our president earns a yearly salary of $400,000, and he runs our country, while the athletes just provide amusement. Don 't get me wrong, but paying an athlete $13.5 million for a single year is just overpriced. There are doctors who save lives every day and do not make anything close to that amount (Patel, par. 3).” If anyone should be making this type of money, jobs that actually benefit society should be paid this much then. Football …show more content…
“Today athletes are the highest paid people in the country, with the exception of Donald Trump and his toupee. It is ridiculous to believe that someone is really worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and all they have to do is play a sport; a sport that millions of people would play for free if given the chance (Lefebvre, par. 2).” All they are doing is just playing a football game. The game is only sixty minutes also. Some of these players are given hundreds of millions of dollars for them to come down to a team and they may be a complete bust and not play as well as what the team had hoped that player would be like. Now that money has gone to complete waste and the team will never ever get that money that they once had back. Some of the players that are extremely talented and make a lot of money may also still complain that they are not given enough money because they are risking injuring their body by playing the physical sport that they go out and play every year. “Major League Baseball may be responsible for the rising salaries of athletes. If all 30 teams’ salaries were combined, the total price tag of every big league player would be in excess of $2.02 billion. That translates to $67.6 million per team, and $2.7 million per player (Lefebvre, par. 3).” That is insane. If I was given that money today I would not have to work a day in my life if I did not want to. I would clearly be able to take care of myself and

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