College Athletes Should Be Paid

How would you like it if you were working your dream job and not getting paid? I don’t think you would. A federal judge found that the NCAA’s rules about compensation violate antitrust law and that athletes may be compensated for education-related expenses beyond current caps, a middle ground of sorts in a case that had the potential to shatter the college sports economy. If they did get paid they have to be under the State California Law to be partially paid. College football players should be paid because they don’t have enough money to pay for school supplies, they put too much work into the sport they play when they can’t get a job, and they are always starving and want stuff but the NCAA doesn’t want them to get paid.

People pay money to see these guys play. This money is going away for waste. People pay money to see these college football players play in games. When people watch this they pay for the pay-per-view, the ticket, cable or satellite package, the jersey or the coffee mug or whatever it is (White). One college violated the United States laws by not allowing athletes to get a share of the generated from their images and in broadcasts also in video games as well. When they made that rule college football players did not like it at all because they felt like they were owed more than that (Lemmons). Schools that already paid their tuition costs and receive tax breaks which there is more money then people say. Some colleges should raise ticket prices if they don’t have enough money. If you had to and you saw a star football player and you knew they didn’t have any money you would at least give them 20 bucks so they can get some pizza or something (White).

They can get a life-long injury and it costs them money. Football players get injured. They are likely to be severe like being in wheelchairs or they lose a body part drastically, where are they going to work all their life? What about a heat stroke? You can’t work for a while if you have that. Sometimes there are trauma-related injuries also with hematomas, swelling of the brain, cardiac arrest, and paralysis related injuries (White). The disturbing fact about injuries in college football is that if they do get a career-ending injury will stop their scholarship. They also don’t have enough money to pay for the surgery or whatever is wrong with them. If you hurt your hip you could have a limp for the rest of your life (Bettcher). Suffering concussions could cause depression or dementia or you can get CTE which is a disease in the brain that can cause you to die. The players risk their bodies to play what they love to play and love what they do every day. There are many health risks so they should be paid (Bettcher).

Giving them what they deserve. The University of Louisville has the $1.72 million per year for their valuable players which they get $45.6 million every year but a good college athlete in division 1 is worth 170,098 a year (Lemmons). Many young adults are impatient and annoying. College can teach them to grow up and be more mature and a big chance to be successful. Paying student-athletes may bump up even more encouragement throughout their college career (Bettcher). They try to stay in shape every day and train every day to stay in shape. They even practice during their off days which they put in hours of work (White).

They are going to buy stupid stuff. “If you don’t give us some food I’m going to do something stupid said, Arian Foster.” The coach then brought them 50 tacos so they can have food so his best player doesn’t do something stupid (Ganguli). They need to have money to buy food and clothes. “I can go make money off my name, Foster said.” The NCAA takes away a lot of rights of an American and also being a normal person (Ganguli).

College football players should be paid because they don’t have enough money to pay for school supplies, they put too much work into the sport they play when they can’t get a job, and they are always starving and want stuff but the NCAA doesn’t want them to get paid. The first reason is that people pay so much money for the pay per view, cable satellite, ticket, or jersey. The second is that some of these guys get injured and they can’t get a job. The last reason is that they put so much training and so much hard work into the sport that they love, so they don’t have time to get a job. College football players need the essential stuff to live their daily life. The NCAA needs to let them get paid.