Series: College athletes should or should not be individually sponsored by Ethan

March 3, 2018


Series: College athletes should or should not be individually sponsored

Current day college sports is facing an arguable subject should college athletes be individually sponsored? Many college athletes seek payment from a 3rd party to wire them money, we must not quickly judge from the reports. There comes many variables with why the student athletes even received money; many of the victims have stated that they asked for money because they are either supporting there family or it was out of there control -meaning there parents did it behind there backs. There is also some cases where athletes dont intent to break the rules and just leave the NCAA league early.

Ex-college athlete Demar Derozan, was getting lavished with free clothing, shoes and housing from University of Southern California. But he wasn’t making money off of NCAA or College hoops to support his family. In 2009 his mother Diane, was diagnosed with lupus, a complex autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to turn against the body and attack healthy tissues or organs. At this point is his life Demars “Free tuition, Free housing, meal plans, books, tutoring, or nutritional advice” couldn’t pay for his dying mothers medical bills, the University would only cover his Healthcare. Demar had to make the choice of entering the NBA draft after his freshman year at USC in order to pay for his mothers medical bills, in the NBA even rookie receive some payment of money. If the NCAA would allow college athletes to be individually sponsored, companies like Nike. Spalding, Gatorade and Klipsch speakers and headphones, Could of signed with Demar earlier on, therefore he would of stayed at USC for a couple of more years possibly.

There is a diffrent case of Silas Nicita who accidentally broke the NCAA rule of amateurism    where he:

  • Salary for participating in athletics

Silas Nicita had no intention of making money while at college, but the NCAA punished him for pursing his dreams of playing football at the collegiate level. Nicita was born into a rough family in Bakersfield, California. Nicita wanted to leave the state after high school due to rough relations with his mother, so he played his first year of College football at Cornell University in Upstate, New York. The next year he decided to leave Cornell and attend Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Nicita practiced with the team in 2013 but had to soon leave before the season started because he wasn’t able to pay for schooling. The same year, a friend who Nicita titles “Papa Joe” offered to pay for Nicita schooling, housing and food because he recognized Nicitas will and determination to play football at Baylor. The NCAA and Baylor both had a problem with Nicita being “privately sponsored” as a student athlete. This scenario is such a problem because Nicita was basically being punished due to the fact that he couldn’t pay for College by himself, as a student athlete he kept the promise of keeping his grades to the NCAA standard and not participating in any harmful out of school activities. Nicita didn’t dream to hurt the Universities title and did everything right except for being sponsored by another family that recognized his determination.