Should College Athletes be Paid?

College athletes are considered to be the hardest working students. They are to live their lives of usual students and in addition they have rather intense schedules for training. Thus there are a lot of debates currently regarding the need of securing payment to college athletes. There are a lot of arguments for and against such practice. The fact is that most of student-athletes already receive their scholarships and various benefits. They receive money for helping towards books or other types of needs. Non-athletes do not receive the same privileges. Irrespective of the kind of sport, players should have love and passion towards the play they are playing and the sport they are doing. This passion is their key to the successful sport future. Providing payment for student athletes might distract them from the very idea of sports, instead would make them less motivated to reach the next level. In addition there is a number of difficulties, which are related to paying college athletes. Collegiate sports are mostly not related to money. Only college football and basketball could become money makers, then it means that only sportsmen, participating in them, should be paid. This is absolutely not fair in relation to other student athletes. Also there is an important question regarding the source of the money for these payments. It is not clear, whether the schools themselves should take this financial responsibility, or whether this should be done by the NCAA. Further questions would include the details about the documentation, as there is a need to work out a form of a professional contract in order to provide payment, which could hardly be done in case with college students. Thus it is clear that there are real obstacles for taking the decision to pay college athletes, although there are a lot of debates and the proponents of this practice manage to find benefits in it.

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