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    athlete’s high salaries? Do they get overpaid? Well, in my opinion I think athletes deserve the money they get paid. For example, athletes put their whole life towards training, athletes can only play for a limited amount of time so they need high salaries to carry them through the years they do play, and sports are their passion so it should pay off for them. Athletes get a lot of money to play sports, but they put their whole life towards training. For example, athlete Lebron James dedicates…

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    athlete’s contract gets, the more well known he becomes. In the last decade or so, many very well known athletes have been signing record breaking multi-million dollar contracts. What gives franchise owners the right to put a price on someone way over someone else. All players are playing the same sport therefore, they should all make an averaged salary. Following that, giving all this money to these athletes can potentially endanger their lives. Not to forget that all this money should be put…

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    Now for student athletes, add additional hours and tasks to the day, such as waking up before dawn every day for a two hour workout, going to a full day of class then right after back to hours of practice that entails couple of them on the field then inside for film then finish off the night with the homework from classes. Where is the time to get a job and make a little money for one’s self? How are student athletes supposed to eat when…

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    have a "Trophies for all" policy. This policy means all the athletes receive some type of reward regardless of their athletic ability. Others disagree with this policy saying rewarding youth athletes like this can give off the wrong message. However others believe otherwise, saying that there is nothing wrong with giving out these trophies…

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    and his sport. I believe that college athletes should be paid. College athletes do not have time for a job due to going to school, and focusing on their sport. College athletes go to bed starving because they cannot afford to pay for their food. College athletes do not receive a portion of the money the college makes for having their name on the back of a shirt or anything else. Many people will be able to understand my position when they see why college athletes should be paid for all of their…

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    In college athletics, the exploitation of athletes is a common occurrence among larger division 1 athletic schools, specifically in basketball and football. In many cases the college is the main source of exploitation, but do the athletes take advantage of cases such as this? Some believe that college athletes deserve some form of compensation in return for their exposure for their colleges financial successes whether in the form of jersey sales, luring spectator’s into the stands or whatever…

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    amazing non-profit organizations that help athletes make their dreams come true. This is including the nearly 2.7 billion dollars of scholarships given this year (NCAA.org). While college athletes are bringing in thousands of dollars they see none of it for their hard work. According to NCAA.org, NCAA is a member led organization whose purpose is to focus on the well-being and success of college athletes. While the NCAA may say they focus on their athletes well being why are they not seeing any…

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    College Athletes way of pay Student athletes are those who play to represent their school spirit. They play for the passion and love of the game and sport. All student athletes have a special reason for wanting to represent their school sport. If paying an athlete was really an issue for the players, they would have already stopped playing the sport, and would have started to protest for pay. Those who still stay on the field really enjoy the sport and are not looking forward to getting paid.…

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    teams, but also building strong character in athletes. For instance, not all college athletes get the chance to play professional; therefore, coaches strive to implement characteristics in their athletes to be successful on and off the field. Why is this prevalent? While it is true that the origin for this phenomenon lies in traditional beliefs that character trumps talent and strategy, more thorough analysis of the issue reveals that strong willed athletes are more likely to succeed in the real…

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    former or favorite colleges, earning millions for schools and companies that sponsor them. It is illegal for athletes to receive any form of payment even though we are the ones that bring in the revenue. Being a division one athlete is not as good as it seems, because the NCAA and its schools do not pay it’s student athletes. The dedication, hard work, and sacrifices of student athletes are taken advantage of. Any top school in the NCAA is sponsored by an athletic brand. This is bad because it…

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