Why Should College Athletes Get Paid? Essay

According to publisher Joe Nocera, the highest paid college football coaches combined salaries in 2011 is $53.4 million and the combined salaries of 13,877 Division 1 college football players is $0. Players do a lot more on the field than coaches do. Players win the games with talent, while coaches sit on the sidelines and watch. Players risk variable studying time for exams, risk getting a job and getting paid instead of just playing a college sport and not getting paid, and college coaches are getting paid when the athletes are doing all of the work and winning the games on the field.

College athletes take a lot of time on the field to practice, but have very little time to study for class. College football players spend an amount of time in the gym to get stronger and on the field to get better. Many of the athletes have a little amount of time to study for exams and do homework. Should college athletes take less time on the field and more time studying?

College athletes spend an amount of time playing in games and playing hard, but do not get paid. Instead of college athletes playing in games and not getting paid they can get a job. Even though it is very hard to find jobs college athletes can now get paid for doing something instead of playing a college sport and not getting paid. Should college athletes get a job or continue playing a sport?

College coaches get paid for teaching their players how to play the game, but the players are the ones winning the games and risking serious injuries. Nick Saban will receive $200,000 from Alabama because his team will be playing for the national title, while Les Miles will receive the same amount from L.S.U. (Gentry). Alabama won the game 21-0 and the star players for Alabama got paid $0. The players played and won the game while the coach sat on the sidelines watching. Why should college coaches get paid so much when the players are winning the games?

Although some people think that college athletes should not get paid, other people think college athletes should get paid. Many people can see why college athletes should not get paid because it would cost a lot of money to pay for the players and coaches. However, college athletes should get paid
because they are the ones playing in the games risking injuries and winning championship games. Also college athletes can also get a job, if college athletes are not going to get paid they can get a job and get paid for that.

College athletes spend a lot of time practicing on the field and getting ready for games. College athletes can be studying for exams instead of playing in a practice, and if they are not going to be getting paid they can find a job instead of playing. College coaches get paid for standing on the sidelines when the college players are playing in the games. If you played a college sport would you want to get paid?