Don’t Pay To Play
Every year, colleges send out recruiters from their schools to search for the most talented, unique, and determined athletes all over the world. Some students come from halfway across the country, or even half way across the world just for the privilege of attending, studying, and most importantly, playing a sport for a universities sports team. Some of these students can barely speak English, or hardly passed high school, but in the end that is all irrelevant because these colleges take these students mostly based on their performance on the court, field, or rink. These universities such as Alabama, LSU, or even our own University of Maryland understands that they get most of their money from the sports department, especially from their football team. Alumni, students, and other fans of these sports spend money to watch their team play basketball, football, soccer, and many other athletics. Although these universities obtain most of their funding through the sports play of the student athletes, college athletes should not be paid for doing an activity that got them into college in the first place.
There has been a lot of controversy over the past decade whether or not college students should be paid for playing sports at a collegiate level that produces larges amount of cash for the university. Currently, it is illegal for college athletes to receive any compensation or pay under the table for playing sports. There have been a lot of scandals of student athletes receiving money and gifts illegally such as former University of Southern California running back, Reggie Bush. “A sports marketer will give NCAA investigators financial records and other evidence linking Reggie Bush and his family to nearly $280,000 in benefits while he was enrolled at Southern California, according to a report Wednesday (ESPN). As a penalty, some of these universities may be stripped of titles, forced to forfeit games, or even suspended the entire...
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