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Persuasive Essay
Professional Athletes do not Deserve What They Earn!
It would be wonderful to make more than a million dollars a year and an additional 50 million dollars and above in endorsements, simply to play a game. Professional athletes are receiving highest salaries around the world. Their wages keep growing every year for playing a game that consists only one season, therefore professional athletes should not be paid as much as they earn now!

“Professional athletes are making too much money in a society where salaries and wages are traditionally based on the value of one’s work.” (Do Professional Athletes Get Paid Too Much Money?) In the modern’s society, a person will be paid more than a million if their job is economically important. For example, a teacher’s profession is important because our world’s economic system relies on the education of its youth. However, teachers are getting paid less than the average professional athlete. Another occupation would be a doctor, which is also an important work economically, yet he or she makes $140,000 a year! A professional athlete does not play a vital role in our economy as teachers or doctors, but their salaries reflect otherwise. These games are played for fun not for million dollars!

Opponents of this view might say that the payments are being received for service; therefore professional sports are business. Many people think that these athletes are getting paid for little work, but in fact they work harder. They do not only work during particular season, they also work in the off season. Most professional athletes train themselves and some go to seasonal training camps.

Making to professional sports isn’t an easy thing to do; you have to work hard and have dedication every day to get in this job! These athletes go through tough times, meaning life threatening injuries for the love of the game! According to Chris Butterfield, it is the society’s fault that these athletes make so much money. The...
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