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Started: 1/25/2017 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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College Players should be paid what they deserve. Take Andrew Wiggins, he would of got 6 Million in the NBA instead of getting no money in college. College Players spend hours every week competing for their team and they aren"t getting paid. We need to make a change.


College players play the sport that they have invested time in because it was a dream and/or goal to play. Players like Andrew Luck, Odell Beckhom , Jayson Tatum and Ivan Rabb are a few examples. When Odell was in collage he was not thinking "hey I should be getting paid", he was thinking about what to do to get better. Players who are not as fortunate in there raw talent, work ethic or determination still play the game because they like it. If a player doesn't like practice hours he has a choice not to show up but knowing he could be cut from a team. As best said by Mia Hamm "somewhere behind the athlete you've become the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked for her".
Debate Round No. 1


Hello Wyattcodered,

I understand some of the greatest players in the NFL played at the college level. Think about this though. Players are sitting out of bowl games because they will still get drafted. Players don't want to play in College. They want to be playing with NFL greats like Charles Woodsen before he retires. If they play in college they will never have that experience. Here is 2 example from the NBA. Lets first travel to Sacromento where we can talk about NBA player Skal Labissiere. Skal was the projected #1 player in the country for his high school level. Then he went to Kentucky. He dropped in stock and went in the 2nd round. Another prime example is Nerlens Noel. He got injured in college(ACL Tore) and so he dropped in stock. His NBA career was affected by the injury. If he went straight to the NBA from high school this injury may of never happened. Players should be able to go straight from high school to the pros.


Hello Declanaitor thank you for starting the Debate with me,

In the case of college football players they need to play college football at a high level to even be considered at the draft. College players do get paid to play college football but in a different form through a scholarship to learn and live on the campus without paying the college. The college football/ school pays for the kids cost of going to school so in a way he is paid for what he puts out on the field. But we are forgetting something very important, the debate is on College Players Payment which means the colleges have to then pay every sport a salary. The University of Texas would have to pay for Football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, track and field, and every sport they offer. This brings up a major problem if college football players get paid Y amount and track and field players get paid X amount, is that un-fair? Lets face it colleges like Duke make there money from basketball so would their basketball players get paid more? if so then by how much? There is no feasible way to make all the players getting the same amount of money. Then players will make their choice of where to go because of how much they would pay him/her. Because if there would be a flat rate of X amount would a division 2 be able to pay the same flat rate? There would be no way to make the system to where it would be fair by all parties.

As far as the players who skipped college bowl games I assume your talking about Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey? NFL scouts dislike players skipping their bowl games for several reasons. I don't think I have to tell you the obvious ones. But I will tell you some people may not have thought about NFl coaches' relationships with college coaches. This makes for players having a tougher chance of NFL scouts getting to know them. When the two players did not compete in their bowl games it didn't take long for NFL scouts to dislike this choice.

As far as Skal Labissiere I want to ask if you were a scout for the NBA would you want to take a high school player projected first as he was or a 2nd round college basketball player? If Nerlens Noel tore his ACL in high school he would have been forgotten by the NBA even if he was a top player. Basically what I'm trying to say is scouts for professional teams would rather put their money a proven college player than a proven high school player. Injury is something a player can't control unless he doesn't play the game.
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Posted by Ragnar 2 years ago
Everyone "should be paid what they deserve," but it may not be practical, and the millions figure given may be well above what he deserves for the hours he spends every week honing his skills.
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