Paying College Athletes

Essay by Kenny MackowskiHigh School, 10th gradeB-, November 1996

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Paying College Athletes

If the colleges are going to pay their athletes, the pay shouldn't go over $50,000.

I think some athletes might end up getting used to the real world if they had to manage large sums of money, to pay for their cars, college, and even a house. For some it might be bad, like if the money went straight to their head. It might end up getting them in trouble. And some, might get agents to get the best contract, so then the agent would stay with him or her right into the pros, I think that would be the best of all, because most athletes hold out while their agents pick out the best contract for them. The season would start with all the rookies instead of some holding out on their teams and demanding more money. The agents would know more about their clients wants and how he deals with things.

That would really make a contract signing go faster. It might help a team, for example: A player that hasn't signed yet doesn't practice with the team until he or she signs. So when it is time to play Regular season he or she might not be in good shape or need time to work out to get in shape. If all the players on the team are there at practice, the rookies and veterans get a feel of what it's like to play together. And if they sign before exhibition play starts, then the players can get a taste of how a new teammate or rookie reacts to different game situations. It also helps the team spirit, what I mean by that is, everyone on the team knows that the whole team has been through everything that they have been through.