Why Collegiate Athletes Should Not Be Paid Essay

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Why Collegiate Athletes Should Not Be Paid

The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletics Association) is a not-for profit organization, bringing in $912 million in revenue in 2015, nearly a billion dollars and has deals worth multi billion dollars with its broadcasting partners, Turner/CBS. These astronomical profits are what is leading some to call for collegiate athletes to be paid for their services for their collegiate teams in NCAA tournaments, the proponents of pay-for-play believe that players should be getting a piece of the pie as they are the main reason for why the NCAA is bringing in close to a billion dollars in revenue, most of it coming from broadcasting deals. The principle argument in favor of paying college athletes for representing their colleges at the NCAA is that collegiate athletes are the main attraction at the NCAA and that people only watch the games for the players, which is a flawed argument as people are more likely to watch a game because of a team or institute they support, which is why the NCAA does not allow player names on jerseys, which is why I believe it 's an abhorrent idea (Emmert) . Another reason for why advocates of paying college athletes believe in remunerations for players is that college athletes work more than full time, working and practicing more than a full time job and don 't have the time to have a job on the side to pay for other expenses, supporters of reimbursing student-athletes point to the fact that less than 2% of…

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