Essay Should Student Athletes Be Paid?

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Every year, it seems that we're hearing more and more about NCAA athletes being punished for intentionally making a profit from their athletic careers. The NCAA and colleges are doing their best to stand by the principles on which the NCAA was founded. Since the National Collegiate Athletic Association, more commonly known as the NCAA, was founded as a non-profit organization in 1906(....), much has changed, but one thing that has not changed is the Association's goal, that goal being to protect players from being exploited and ensure their right to fair treatment.(....) In order for the NCAA to uphold their guidelines, universities cannot not pay their athletes. The NCAA and college athletic programs already provide the necessities for …show more content…
The funds distributed to the effected athletes were used to buy new wardrobes, replace personal items one football player even got a new a championship after his ring was lost in the storm. The members of the NCAA and the rest of the college-sports community are all aware that there are some players who bring more money to their institutions in profits than what the values of the athletes's scholarships are worth. Some Louisville basketball-players are worth over six-million dollars to their school during their four years of eligibility.(.....) Even with such large numbers as these, the NCAA cannot pay all athletes. Yes, star athletes bring in big bucks for their

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