“College and athletics administrators have mostly rebuked the idea.”
If a student athlete gets a full ride on a scholarship, aren’t they already being compensated?
Majority of college students say student-athletes should be paid, survey finds
For years, proposals to pay college athletes have drawn polarizing responses. Athletes such as LeBron James and Richard Sherman and politicians such as Senators Chris Murphy and Bernie Sanders have expressed their support for allowing students to make money during their college careers. College and athletics administrators have mostly rebuked the idea.
“College athletes are workers,” says Sanders.
“College athletics is about college students playing other college students, not employees playing employees,” Mark Emmert, NCAA president tells CBS Sports.
Most college students, however, are in agreement. According to a recent survey of 2,501 college students by polling platform College Pulse, a majority of students support initiatives to pay college athletes.
“With the debate over paying college student-athletes heating up in California and across the country, we wanted to see where students stand on the issue that directly impacts their campuses and classmates,” Terren Klein, CEO of College Pulse tells CNBC Make It in a statement. “What we found is that the majority of students are in favor of paying student-athletes and give overwhelming support for allowing student-athletes to profit off their name and image.”
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