College athletes are very talented in what they do, that is why they are in the position they are in. They train their entire lives to do what they love to do, they work incredibly hard. Because of this I believe that all college athletes should be paid a reasonable amount of money.
The first reason why I think college athletes should be paid is because of how dedicated they are to doing that. They have to work incredibly hard every day in practice in order to maintain their quality of athletic performance. The sport they play isn’t just a game to them like a lot of people think it is for them. It is their lives, for a lot of them, they don’t have anything without their athleticism and willpower.
The second reason for paying college athletes is because of the amount of popularity these athletes are getting because of how good they are. All of this attention they are getting, they even have jersey merch of themselves. They should get a part of that money for each of those jerseys sold. This is because the colleges get that money instead of the athlete, this is not right because they are the ones working for that attention from the media.
I find it kind of sad that they don’t get paid because it is hard to practice, do school work, and have a job all at the same time every day. So they should be getting paid by the game to clear up their schedule with everything that is going on in their lives.