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Should the NCAA pay college athletes?

Should the NCAA pay college athletes?

Sixty percent of those polled said that salaries should be paid to all athletes, and 38% said salaries should only be paid to athletes playing sports that bring in revenue. About 77% of all students said they favor or strongly favor that policy and 81% of athletes said the same.

Why should college athletes not get paid?

Mostly all college athletes are on scholarships. They help pay for a student’s schooling while they play the sport they play. After that, depending on the athlete, taxes could be high enough to the point where they don’t earn anything and they cannot pay tuition. Payments would not be such a good idea.

Why do athletes make more than doctors?

Professional athletes of leagues such as the MLB or the NBA warrant higher salaries than doctors because they are apart of an industry that gives more money to the employees and there is enough money going around for them to be paid more than doctors. Not because they serve a better purpose than doctors.

Do athletes earn too much money?

When fans look at professional athletes’ salaries, it’s easy to say they make far too much money for playing a game. And the few athletes who get that far have relatively short careers—just 5 to 10 years to earn a living, compared with 40 or 50 years for other jobs.