It’s hard to imagine paying college athletes for their athleticism. After all, most of them get major and full-ride scholarships to college, and it’s not like they’re competing professionally. In addition to the scholarship money, they get to live off the money they make in school, not for the competition. It’s a no-win situation. And college athletes are also not obligated to stay in college and play sports. Besides, they can leave at any time.
In addition to paying student athletes, college sports organizations provide athletes with scholarships and other benefits, such as quality medical care, travel experiences, and academic support. And while some may argue that college athletes deserve money for their hard work and dedication, they already get plenty of it through scholarships and other benefits. Whether they should be paid is an individual matter, but the benefits that they get are worth it. Regardless of their stance, the debate is largely driven by unfair positions towards other students.
Despite the arguments against paying college athletes, the National College Players Association, the governing body for college athletics, and former basketball player Cody J. McDavis oppose the idea. The NCAA and college sports organizations have backed into a barbed-wire corner, so any lawsuit is unlikely to change the reality of paying athletes. And if they do, they’ll have their own lucrative partnerships with the universities, so the players will benefit more than the schools do.