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    How much money do Leonel Messi from Football Club Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo from club Real Madrid make? According to the article, "The World's 100 Highest-Paid Athletes 2014," in Forbes magazine, Messi makes about fifty million dollars every season. Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s most popular athletes, slightly surpasses Messi’s salary by a few million. European teams like Real Madrid and Football club Barcelona recruit some of the worlds most valuable and highest paid players.…

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    College Athletes

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    Compensation for College Athletes Sports now a days are being put in the limelight for problems that have been arising with the organizations involved in sports. Especially with the athletes associated with the sport. People see athletes as overpaid, glorified men, but what they do is intense and a lot of hard work. They need to go through intense training and most athletes had to start playing and perfecting the sport at a young age. What they do might seem like a dream job and easy, but what…

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    just this year. Derrick Henry, the Heisman winning running back who carried the ball over 400 times this year will be paid nothing, even though he is the one risking his life every Saturday. This injustice is what plagues the NCAA, and collegiate athletes all over the country. Due to the amount of revenue they generate, the health risks they take, and the general…

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    Illustrated’s article Underworked and Overpaid, Joe Sheehan argues that players are sometimes even overpaid because the lack of production from particular players. One example that Sheehan gave was former Detroit Tiger pitcher Max Scherzer. Sheehan showed that even in 169 career starts as a pitcher, Scherzer has never completed a full game, but is still most likely sign a huge nine-figure contract in the off season. This is the perception of the modern athlete—that they don’t work hard and get…

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    Professional Athletes Paid

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    Around the world professional athletes are paid between hundreds of thousands dollar to millions of dollars to play a sport, whether its catching, throwing, shooting, passing, or hitting a ball. These types of money should be given to American who are contributing to our society. American like firemen. police officer, or soldiers are being payed less money who are risking their lives every day. Teachers who work five days a week grading papers, teaching new material, and provide instruction in…

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    The question is should soldiers get paid more than professional athletes. There are many opinions about it. I’m here to tell you mine. Soldiers should get paid more because their going out and risking their life so the professionals can go outside and throw a ball around. When they are on that field everything is serious they can get hurt, but the soldiers know they can get in critical condition that causes them not to be able to do anything else they wanna do yet they still go out there and…

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    nothing compared to what some athletes make. For example, Kobe Bryant came straight out of high school and went directly into the National Basketball Association, or NBA, and his first year, as an 18 year old, made 1,015,000 US dollars. Alone, one…

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    The topic of paying college athletes is a very interesting one. Many college athletes are now demanding to be paid if they are to continue making a commitment to their sport. They put so much work in for however many years they attend their school and now many of them are demanding some sort of compensation. Athletes all over the country have fought for what they believe is their right to be paid. It has become a highly discussed topic in today’s media and will continue to be a popular one…

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    to get in to. With a scholarship, they can get into college for less money and play the sport the love for even longer. After college they could potentially have the chance of getting into the big leagues and that is one of the many benefits of an athlete. Sports in high school and college changes lives of young people in many different and positive ways. There are also various benefits that come with them. As a normal human being, there are so many temptations. Mouth-watering candy, greasy…

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    Since these athletes get paid so much it should be certain that they would not miss a shot, make errors, and should win games all the time because that is why they are there, just to win. People look up to the pro athletes as role models, even the more less fortunate that actually work hard to put food on the table. Professional athletes are paid too much in comparison to the work required because they do not put forth enough effort. One of the reasons why professional athletes are overpaid is…

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