Should college football players get?
The National collegiate athletic association does not play their players for the sports that play. I think this is wrong for many reasons. These kids have taken a risk of giving up there future for making colleges millions of dollars. Then the athletes are not allowed to sell their own merchandise or have an endorsement.
These for example quarterback Terrelle Pryor and Ohio State. Pryor and four teammates were suspended Thursday by the NCAA for the first five games of next season for selling championship rings, jerseys and awards. They also received improper benefits from other places. I don't think the NCAA should have the right to suspend layers for selling their own jersey just for the university to make a quick buck. I think this is stupid because the athletes are training and doing everything football yet you cant even pay them a penny.
Another thing is that they should be paid because if they become injured they will have something to fall back on. Now lets be real here most college athletes are not the brightest kids from their schools. Most of them get to college from scholarships to play their sport. If these athletes get hurt they cannot play their sport and their scholarships usually gets cancelled due to a lack of grades. That leaves them with practically nothing. They usually have to drop out and find a job with only a high school education. This makes it hard for them to have any chance of having very successful life. If you gave the players a salary they could probably pay their tuition and continue their studies and be very successful in any field they choose.
One argument that have been made that if you pay the players than that leaves less money for scholarships witch mean you can’t recruit as many new players. My opinion in this is that the college players make millions of dollars for the college. I don’t think they need to get paid no humongous salary, but even a small one would help them buy food other necessities. It would not hurt to lower the amount of money given on athletic scholarships because there are a lot of tuitions given out to some players that barely ever play. This might even encourage more high school students to focus on education to give them leverage over other kids.
In the long run I think that players that poor their sweat and blood into your program should at least get some money to wipe it up with.