Analysis: Why College Athletes Should Not Be Paid

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Watching college athletics has become one of the American public’s most popular pastimes. These young adult athletes attend school at some of the most prestigious and most expensive universities in the United States as they prepare and work to eventually become professional athletes. However, are they not already professionals? Many would argue they are, and that they bring in big money to their schools and athletic programs. In contrast, many believe they have not earned this title yet. These people believe the scholarship and opportunity to play is more than enough compensation. This has raised a long and heated debate over whether these athletes deserve to be paid for the work they do and the time they dedicate to not only their sport, but their university. College athletes, however, should not receive a stipend because there would be no way of regulating equal payment, and they are already…show more content…
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