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Matt Kelley Rhetoric Speech 2 Professional Athletes are Overpaid Every young child who has ever been involved in athletics has dreamed of being a professional in that sport Why do you think that everyone wants to be a pro athlete Sure it is because they get to play for a living But also they get the big bucks Why would a person not want to get paid millions and millions of dollars just to play a sport Many professional athletes are highly overpaid though When they sign these 20 and 30 million dollar contracts they are getting paid hundreds of times more than a school teacher or even a policeman or fireman This is ridiculous They are giving us nothing but entertainment They are giving us nothing that could help us in the future When a player sign s a big multi million dollar contract it seems that it always has a downfall to it When this happens there is an incredible amount of pressure put on the athlete Once they are paid the big bucks they are intantly changed from blue collar hard workers to overpaid millionaires The players might not have changed at all but everyones perception of them has They are now expected to make every tackle get a basehit every time and make every jump shot No one can do this no matter how much money rhey are getting paid If players were not being paid so much money then organizations would not have to charge such incredibly high prices for tickets to the games and for concessions This can also cause turmoil on the team If a player is making the millions of dollars and not performing the way that he should be then the player next to him who is performing at a higher level is thinking why
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