Anonymous said: What are your reasons for university's to pay college athletes? The kids are at the university to learn and make a career especially if some kids get a scholarship. This topic is some bullshit and shouldn't even exist.
First off, you’re an idiot. Secondly, the plural of university does not have an apostrophe, it’s universities. Now that we have your shortcomings out of the way, let’s address the real problem.
College athletes are held to near impossible standards. All they have time for is practice, playing and school. The mandatory hours you have to put in, in order to meet requirements leaves you no time to fit in a job. So now on top of the mental stress keeping your GPA up, the physical stress of practicing and playing, you also are flat broke. Yes, you put in more work than most of the country and you do it for free.
Not only can you not have a job, but they have insane rules about you making any money at all. It is completely illegal to receive any type of benefits from people. That means even if a rich guy appreciates your play on the field, and sees you struggling, he can’t give you a car to make life easier, or money for clothes to at least look good. You can’t even sell your own shit! Johnny Manziel and Terrell Pryor were both under investigation for selling their own autographs. Pryor didn’t even make money off of his. He traded them for tattoos and he was suspended and forced to leave school to attend a supplemental draft where he wouldn’t be eligible to make half the money he would in the real draft.
Division 1 college sports are a billion dollar empire. They are so lucrative that the prize for predicting a perfect bracket is 1 billion dollars. Could you imagine being the backbone of a billion dollar business, but struggling to eat. But I guess it’s fair if you get the empty promise of a degree that might not be worth the paper it’s printed on by the time they hand it to you.
Yes pay the future millionaires more!!!
Are you kidding? Half (probably more) of college athletes don’t get drafted and even if every last one of them did, are you saying they don’t deserve to be able to feed themselves or have ANY sort of income in the present because they might one day be millionaires?
I mean the fact that they aid in the generation of BILLIONS of dollars is reason enough. If they get 10,000 a year, that’d be pretty cool. They wouldn’t be ballin, they wouldn’t be struggling…. Or even just look.at increasing their stipends and allowing them to have endorsements… Some sort of payment is deserved for the work that they do. Winning a ring does NOT equate to food on the table.
Former college athlete here. My man speaks the truth. I’ll say this and leave it.
My junior year I had $36 dollars in my account the day we one the acc championship and went to the Orange Bowl.
My school got $17 million for the Orange Bowl berth.
Fuck You, Pay me.