The Only One

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Your boss is making 7 million dollars per year and driving a luxury car. You, on the other hand, are working hard every day for free and living in poverty. Sure, you have a free place to live with meals and education included, but you have no extra money for other necessities. You did not save enough money in high school and your family does not have money to give you. You are a college athlete. Athletic boosters tempt the athletes with illegal benefits because most do not have money for their own use. The NCAA makes millions of dollars off a college athlete’s performance. The NCAA is a not-for-profit agency that does not operate like one. If college athletes received a yearly stipend from the NCAA, then they might not be lured to take illegal benefits and would have spending money to enjoy the college life experience and pay for needed college items, such as a computer or supplies. For those reasons, college athletes should be paid by the NCAA for the services they provide to their schools. Critics against student athletes being paid believe in the benefits of the athletic scholarship. However, past athletes received improper benefits, financial and otherwise. Reggie Bush accepted improper benefits when he played football for University of Sothern California. According to the article, “Paying College Athletes,” “…current NFL star Reggie Bush-had violated its amateurism rules when his family moved into an expensive home owned by a local businessman with whom Bush and his family had had business dealings related to Bush’s football career” (Paying College Athletes par. 7). Reggie Bush and his family collected an excess of $290,000 from sports agent Lloyd Lake. Lake sued Bush and his family to be repaid for this amount. It was settled out of court. A similar situation occurred when Josh Luchs, former sports agent, who represented…...

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