Right? Wrong. If you were to give me 100 thousand dollars worth of dog food, that’s not like giving me $100,000. Most athletes wouldn't pay 100 thousand dollars for school just as I wouldn't spend 100 thousand dollars on dog food. For many reasons, a college education is worth much less to college athletes than it is to normal students (Vaughn). Normal students prepare themselves for college in high school and work hard in college, in order to get a good job. Athletes, generally speaking, are extremely unprepared for the college course work expected of normal students. With the help of an army of tutors they can just try to stay eligible (Vaughn).
In conclusion, student athletes should be paid not only because of the financial benefits to the NCAA, but also because of the sacrifice of their time. It would only make sense if the athletes got rewarded for all of their hard work. What if you spent all of your life trying to get better at something, finally get your big chance, but just end up being used to make money for someone else. You wouldn't like that, would