• You do not need that much money to make even the slightest of a living

    The people that work, fight for our country actually do things that matter aren't paid nearly that much and a if you have that big of a salary you should give at least 4 out of 5 mil of it away. All they do is exercise their bodies. If our founding fathers had just been strong and hadn't even thought of the constitution then where would we be today?

  • Yes they are

    They get paid more than the arm, more than doctors, more than people who deserve money they deserve money but not millions all that money can be donated to things that deserve the money. Everytime athlete scores a point they get hundreds and biilions and the sad part is the least paid athlete gets 200,000 u called that not overpaid?

  • Obviously the are

    Why would certain individuals make millions of dollars to "entertain" our country when we have doctors, soldiers, fire fighters, police men/women, etc making so much less to save lives! Also congressmen and women who run our country get payed only $170,000, America needs to change it's views and learn how to spend our money right!

  • So,in 2014 Lionel Messi

    Was paid 20 million EUR ,WTF?! Just to kick a ball and still given fame?
    He has so much money already.
    Cristiano Ronaldo was paid 17 million EUR in 2014 to do the same thing as well.
    Why not use this money to help someone, do something? This money could be used to help the less fortunate in getting their basic items… That sum of money is just too much.

  • Definitely too much.

    I know athletes put a lot of time and effort into becoming famous, professional athletes, but I think it is unfair that actual "helpful" jobs get paid less than the athletes. Even the president makes less then famous athletes. There are other jobs in the world such as police officers, firefighters, doctors, and dentists. Police officers and firefighters risk their lives to protect all of us so we can live happily and peacefully. Doctors save people's lives, and dentists keep your teeth healthy and clean. And what do the athletes do? Play games. I think it is unfair that athletes get paid more just to play games. Therefor, to conclude my statement, I believe that professional athletes get paid too much. Thank you.

  • Yes professional athletes are paid way to much.

    Some people risk their lives in this world like firefighters and police officers who go in the line of fire to protect the people and firefighters run into burning buildings to save people they don't even know. I think people like them who put their lives on the line for people they don't even know deserve to get paid the money that professional athletes get paid.

  • Yes they are!

    They get paid to entertain the world and are getting paid more than people who are saving lives or serving for our country. Yes sports is a big industry but they could be using that money in a better way like helping the poor or paying doctors and people in the military more. SPORTS PLAYERS ARE OVERPAID AND DOCTORS AND PEOPLE IN THE MILITARY ARE UNDERPAID!!

  • They are paid way to f****** much!!!!

    Think about all the people who are fighting for our country and people are getting a gajillion bucks just to "entertain" our country. Think about like this... The presidents gets paid about 410,000 a year and lebron james gets about double or even triple that amount which leads to the insult of playing basketball is way harder than running a country. They could be donating the money or giving it for a good cause but yeah.

  • WAAAAY too much!

    Sport players are paid way to much. And yes, I'm going to say the exact same thing as everybody else. BECAUSE ITS TUE!! Think about all the people who might be poor, or might have cancer. All that money that they earn could be used to help them. There is people who risk there lives in the military, teachers who spend their days teaching students so that they can have the good education they need to bring the best to the society in the future. Doctors save lives everyday too! They need more money then the players!!

  • They really are

    To think about it Lebron James is paid more than the president.The President will get paid about 400,000 dollars but a NFL Player could get paid 10 times more than that.Even by just sitting on the bench cheering for your whole team you'll still get paid but shouldn't they get paid for actual participating because that's what their job's all about.

  • They are not overpaid

    Athletes get the right amount of money, that they need. Like every body else in this world they deserve to get paid for what they do best. They keep us people in the United States entertained by there great talent. That's why they deserve the pay that they are getting.

  • Athletes are not overpaid

    No, because with all the training and effort the put into this, all the sacrifices with leaving family to go play and make it, I think they all deserve what the get for how deticated they are too the game, all my respect goes to professional atheletes no matter what game they play or train for.

  • No they are not.

    They have a high risk of injury and only very few can go pro. Also, all of the world can be enjoyed by watching these sports. A third of America watched the Super Bowl this year, and people say they get paid way to much. Only a select few can play and thieve worked really hard to earn this.

  • They make what they deserve

    They put in time and hard-work for your entertainment. Who are we to say who deserves and doesn't deserve money. They risk their life, give up time with their family,privacy. A lot of people deserve millions of dollars but its just that sports are just more popular. Because they are are popular they make millions of dollars and they give that to their hire their players

  • I think athletes do not get paid enough

    They play that sport for their whole lives and it is the only thing they do because they put time and effort into what they do so they need money to live their lives and possibly provide for their family and for themselves. This is why I think athletes don't get paid enough.

  • Entertainment of athletes being paid

    Athlete's bring in so much money over national television that they've clearly earned the money they are being paid. They deserve just as much money as an actor or actress. They work their whole lives to become an athlete, they put in so much time and work into this, it's not like you work your whole life to become a banker or someone who works at a gas station. This is real, they deserve every penny they make. No chill if you think otherwise.

  • They deserve it though...

    Because you need to understand how much money the players are making for their teams. Its easy to say that they don't deserve so much money but it goes far beyond that. The teams play all season to win games and produce revenue. They only make so much money because the team does. A doctor has no feasible way of making 15+ million a year or some wild number, because tens of thousands of people don't have his jersey, or season tickets to watch him operate on people. It really is just business as to why athletes make so much money.

  • They are paid slightly too much

    I used to think that they were paid the right amount, but after researching i feel that they are slightly paid too much. There are brave soldiers in the military fighting to keep our country a joyful, free country, teachers that are educating our future, doctors and nurses that are saving our lives, police officers that are keeping our towns and cities safe, firemen that are also keeping us safe. I feel that some of the money going to the athletes to play a sport, should go to the people that deserve it more.

  • No they are not.

    They have a high risk of injury and only very few can go pro. Also, all of the world can be enjoyed by watching these sports. A third of America watched the Super Bowl this year, and people say they get paid way to much. Only a select few can play and thieve worked really hard to earn this.

  • They are paid what they are worth

    Consider firstly, that the people who own professional teams that those athletes compete on have wealth that is measured in billions of dollars. That's right. Billion, with a B. They make that money off the backs of those athletes. Given that, I would have to say that professional athletes are paid exactly what they are worth to the owners of those teams.

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