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Today there is much controversy over the subject of compensating college athletes. Some believe that providing a payment would further complicate the issue, but others say that it would end all of the problems. College athletes should receive some form of compensation for participation in collegiate sports due to the hardships they endure, a failure of scholarships to cover all expenses , the exploitation of college athletes by the colleges and universities they play for, a disparity between coaches’ and players’ compensation, and the hypocrisy of National Collegiate Athletic Association’s rules.
A recent report states that playing at a large basketball or football program takes the same amount of time as a full time job (Sports Illustrated 2011). The athletes that come from less fortunate families cannot always rely on their family for money, and since they are playing a sport that takes so much time, they have little or no time for a job (USA Today 2008). The most influential college athletes have a full-time responsibility to the sport they play. They have an agreement…
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