Money Problems

Topics: Money, Southeastern Conference, 2011 Pages: 3 (1032 words) Published: April 17, 2011
Tyson Mehringer
6 April 2011
Money Problems
Stated in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) constitution, “student-athletes shall be amateurs… and should be protected from exploitation by professional and commercial enterprises,” yet every single college and university in the United States, which participates in inter-collegiate athletics, is the blood-sucking, hording creature that manipulates the its own laborer, the athlete (NCAA). These rules also include receiving any type of benefits such as receiving money, accepting “gifts”, and selling memorabilia, to name a few. One instance in particular, A.J. Green, ex-wide receiver for the Georgia Bulldogs, was found guilty of selling his jersey just before the start of the Bulldogs’ 2010 season. Green was suspended for the first four games by the NCAA and had to repay the $1,000 he acquired from the sale of his “2009 Independence Bowl jersey … to former North Carolina defensive back Chris Howkins”, to a philanthropy (Press). He also did this before the NCAA concluded their investigation and imposed the four-game suspension. Green did admit the crime.

There are many different discrepancies in the ongoing discussion and contemplation on whether or not college athletes should be entitled to receive monetary compensation for their athletic talents; or, better described as “charitable employment”; because, while the institutions and the NCAA are generating hundreds of millions of dollars every year, the athletes, other than their scholarships, are not allowed to accept any form, monetarily or objectively, from anyone or any organization. People who disagree that student-athletes should not receive payment for their play need to have a brain transplant and also never be able to view which sport they are a fan of ever again!

Activists who argue that college athletes should not be compensated supply many reasonable and legitimate claims. Their foremost apprehension is that, the instant...

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