Should College Atheletes Be Paid
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What about Title 9? Title 9 of the US Civil Rights act of 1964 clearly states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of gender, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance". So paying only male football and basketball players could cancel federal financing assistance and possibly be considered illegal and stimulate some lawsuits.
One interesting case is that of Tim Tebow who graduated from the University of Florida with a 3.66 grade point average in Family, Youth and Community Sciences. However this degree does not provide his employment and say if he went back because he didn"t make it in the NFL he wouldn"t have a professional offer because of his the courses they forced him to take.
Eventually the bigger colleges will be more fastidious and will the urge pay more money for the better players to attract larger TV contracts and the smaller ones will have less experienced and skilled players, before it was all equal. Then the smaller colleges will see sporting revenue decline and will have to raise fees or could go bankrupt.
Ok so how much would you pay? How much would you pay a jaw-dropping, proficious Heisman trophy winning quarterback? What would happen if a player"s performance were to improve during the season. What would happen then? Would those players want more money and try to change to a university that would pay more. Some players will be gasconading about how much they get payed each year. This can agitate other players and cause conflict.
Now, you would have players who are more worried about next year"s contracts than they are about passing final exams. And what is going to happen to the Idyllic students who just want to play for the joy of playing and are proud to represent their college.
So ladies and gentlemen, let me be clear. I am stating that college athletes should be granted scholarships but should absolutely NOT be paid. Thank you
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