Pros And Cons Of Paying College Athletes

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Pay for Play One of the biggest debates in college sports right now is if college athletes should be getting paid to play. College sports is big money maker for many people. The sports make so much money for the schools and television programs are just racking in money on game day. The only people part of college sports not making money is the athletes. Many of the athletes think they should be paid to play the sport they are playing. Well, lets get things straight; these kids are not pro athletes they are students. They are students receiving access to a college education through their participation in sports, where they earn scholarships to pay tuition, fees, room and board, and other expenses. College sports is not a career or profession. It is the opportunity for some kids who would not have the chance with out sports to a higher education degree(Mitchell). They are not leaving college drowning in debt like the average college student. There is no true fair way to pay the college players. Who gets paid, how much do they get paid, what is the right way to pay them; how would the NCAA make it fair for everyone if they did pay the student athletes? The NCAA would have to make so many decisions if they did decide to pay …show more content…
College sports is a big part of many peoples live and not just the athletes. but paying these athletes to play when they are already getting a free education along with free living is just outrageous. Yes, the athlete should get more rights to their name, memorabilia, and jersey sales but they are already getting enough from the school. There is no fair way to go about paying these student athletes and that will always be a main controversy to the idea. The athletes do put the people in the stands but the school is giving those athletes the opportunity of a life time and they should be happy with what they are

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