Should College Athletes Be Paid Analysis

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Over the years, there has been controversy on whether or not college athletes should be paid to play. In the article, “The Pros and Cons of Paying Athletes” written by Jane Dabad, he says, “the main reason why paying college athletes still isn't legalized is because of the strong stand of the spirit of amateurism against the idea.” Dabad also talks about how it would not be fair to the schools that make little to no revenue, and therefore how would they be able to afford it? So a good question would be how would they decide how much would the student athletes get paid and would players with better performances get paid more? It just seems that there would be no fair way for the NCAA to come up with a system that would work for all the schools. In another article, “Privilege, not job: College Athletes Shouldn`t Be Paid” written by Kate Murphy, she starts off by saying, “the phrase “student-athlete” describes collegiate-level athletes for a reason.” The athletes are already being…show more content…
Not only that they are getting a good education for free, Richard Burton said in his article, “Colleges Athletes are Paid With Their Education,” that “NCAA Division I athletes still receive expert coaching (that could lead to a professional career as an athlete or as a coach), on-campus housing, frequent meals (if not elaborate training tables), non-uniform clothing, free medical consultation, free access to state-of-the-art training facilities and free professional development (media/public relations, life skills, networking, etc.).” Although they may not be receiving cash, all these things have to count for something. These college athletes need to recognize that playing at the collegiate level is a privilege,
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