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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Pathos Ethos Logos Should College Athletes be Paid? Persuasive Debate former UCLA basketball star Ed OBannon and other college athletes argue that players should be compensated. Don Curtis, a UNC trustee, told me that impoverished football players cannot afford movie tickets or bus fare home. Curtis is a rarity among these in high education today, in that he dares to violate the signal taboo: I think we should pay these guys something.’” College football and mens basketball generate venues of more than $6 billion every year. Yet not one penny goes toward the people who make the sports possible: the student athletes. And you walk around and you cant put gas in your car? You cant even fly home to see your parents?” I Say dont just pay them for the use of their likeness, but also for the wear and tear on their bodies, the lower grade point average thats a direct result of their three-a-day workouts and for the value they add to their schools. Student athletes are often unable to work part-time jobs, because in addition to training and playing in games, they are full-time students who must earn passing grades to stay in school. A small salary for student athletes would help them live comfortably. According to various reports, the football teams at Texas, Florida, Georgia, Michigan and Penn stateto name just a few big-revenue football schools--each earn between $40 million and $80 million in profits a year, even after paying coaches multimillion-dollar salaries. Everyone says that you shouldpay these athletes, even otherathletes that know what it feelslike to be in a college team. These guys make their university thousands of dollars, they have enough money to pay the people that make them money These college athletes workday and night,they play in any conditions, the least they deserve is some moneyto help pay for their things
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