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For about a decade, the debate between whether collegiate athletes should be paid while playing has been contemplated. Now, the focus has moved from all sports to two specific areas, football and men’s basketball. Sprouting from many court cases filed against the NCAA to some ugly sandals dealing with the athletes themselves. In the 2010 – 2011 time frame, this controversy really sparked up chatter; eventually leading the current pled for sport reformation. Our student athletes are the ones who are at the expense here stuck in between this large argument. Over the past 10 years, there has been minor things done for either side and the players themselves have started taking things into their own hands. The year 2010 a total of 7 student athletes were investigated, suspended and or punished from participating in acts that broke the restrictions that were set by the NCAA. To help his mother pay bills Terrell Pryor sold his memorabilia to a tattoo shop for money and additional benefits. A.J Green sold his bowl jersey for spring break funds. Cam Newton’s father was bargaining with univers…
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