Analysis: Should College Student Athletes Be Paid

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Being a broke college student isn’t fun. Being a broke college athlete is worse. Broke college students aren’t just needing the money but they need the balance of time, work, and study also. No college student, let alone student athletes would ever turn down the thought of being paid for their services. So why isn’t the NCAA trying to help our college athletes out? College isn’t cheap. College students have financial obligations outside of the classroom; being on scholarship does not lighten the financial burden. Student athletes not only have to juggle school and family but also have to deal with the pressures of producing in athletics. College students have luxury of being able to work a part time job along with school, studies, practices, and games. …show more content…
In the year 2014, the NCAA topped over $2 billion in revenue; that total was nearly $80 million more than the …show more content…
In the article “Should NCAA Athletes Be Paid?” tell us about a college athlete who broke his leg. The article says “Just last weekend, Louisville 's Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome broken leg (but successfully had surgery that will enable him to return to playing eventually)” (Debate Club). I’m sure Kevin Ware didn’t think that, that day he was going to be removed off the court in a stretcher surround by a medical team. Do you think the NCAA offered to pay his medical bills? Of course, they didn’t. So now we have the NCAA, who has billions of dollars and Kevin Ware, who comes from Bronx, New York suffering a painful, unpleasant injury, and cannot get the NCAA to spend not even %.5 of their profit on their players’ medical needs. College athletes make sacrifices even when not told not

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