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    $435,000 a year. That is 99,089 Chicken McNugget Happy Meals from McDonalds. In fact, many professional athletes get paid millions of dollars. Some people think that these athletes are overpaid. Others disagree and sy they deserve the money they receive. People who say they are overpaid argue that nurses and police, people who save lives, don’t get paid that much. Those who disagree say athletes go through grueling practices and games to make their fans, us, happy. The average worker makes…

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    wages to attend three hour games and cheer till we lose our voices, we’re telling these athletes that they are worth every penny they make”-2 Sides to Every Coin. You see, athletes aren’t overpaid, they’re paid fairly, and when we are buying tickets and jerseys, we are letting them know that this is true. Athletes sacrifice a lot to play their sport, and should get praised for it. According to article, Pro Athletes Earn what They Deserve, “People should be paid what they’re worth, no matter…

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    professional athletes salaries have skyrocketed. The majority of the revenue to the companies is due to the public's willingness to pay to attend events or watch them online. Also because of the revenue the companies are generating, they have more money to pay players to convince them to join their team. Some believe that the athletes deserve and have earned their pay. They believe that they need the large salary to cover medical bills or to save for retirement. However, most athletes do not…

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    is why athletes are overpaid because other jobs deserve more. And most athletes go bankrupt anyway. Other jobs get paid a 5th of what athletes get paid this is why other jobs should get more. Most athletes get paid around an average of about 66 million dollars a year. Athletes also lose their money then they have no money to retire with. Some contracts can be up to a million dollars a game. And in conclusion, that's why other jobs should make more. The reason why nobody trust athletes with…

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    testosterone infused, ultra-competitive athletes and corrupt coaches all vying for a spot in the nation’s biggest championships. So what does this amount to? A friendly bunch of folks all participating in games for the fun of it? While this might be the case for few, the majority of college athletics is much more complex than that. It is a billion dollar business, fueled by a few thousand young men with the carrot of their lifelong dream-becoming a professional athlete, dangling over their…

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    College Athletes Overpaid

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    For many years, college athletes have been the face of many prestigious schools. Being a college athlete meant you were good enough to get a scholarship, which meant you had a chance make it to the big leagues. I grew up watching basketball and football like it was second nature, it resulted in wanting to be like the superstars on television. The children who grew up like me dream to be an all-American college athlete and become that superstar in the big leagues. The NCAA has been around since…

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    compete against each other for entertainment purposes. Millions of people come to watch these events every year, and even one-third of the United States watched the Super Bowl last year. But does this mean that athletes should be paid the astronomical amount that they are? Professional athletes should not be paid the ridiculously high amount they are because of the way they tend to spend it, the money they can…

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    somewhere around $4,500? The average pay of a professional athlete is 4 million dollars. Americans enjoy watching sports so much that it has become a major entertainment business. Other countries do not pay their athletes nearly as much as America does. Sadly, those who serve our country, like soldiers, firefighters and teachers are paid very little compared to America’s professional athletes. Additionally, America has seen many athletes end up broke after wasting their money on…

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    ELA/Writing 24 Jan. 2017 Are Athletes Being Overpaid? First off, how much do athletes even retrieve on their paychecks? According, they earn around $71 million per year just for entertaining us. However, that astonishing amount is around triple what a firefighter would make, why certainly that is beyond my knowledge. Likewise, why is it that people who risk their lives do not even earn half the amount of what athletes make. In America today, athletes are way overpaid compared to people…

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    Although some professional athletes don’t get paid a lot for what they do, some of them get overpaid for what little they do. Some athletes get paid $13.5 million dollars a year for amusement, while our president and commander chief of our country only gets paid four hundred thousand dollars a year. We all know that’s messed up. Our president does way more than these athletes for our country, and all they do is entertain us. Most athletes spend their money on ridiculous things such as, cars,…

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