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In the article Is it time to finally start paying college athletes by Jon Terbushhe discusses a major problem that the NCAA is having with its athletes and shares his opinions in which I agree that student athletes should be paid As a student athlete myself I know the amount of hard work dedication and sacrifices student athletes make in order to operate at peak performance Being a collegiate athlete is like a full time job the only difference is that we do not get payedIn Terbushs article he states that the NCAA made a whopping 8716 million in 2011 and out of that the student athletes made 0 The NCAA and colleges make millions off of televised games and ticket sales but because the NCAA believes in amateurism not paying student athletes it bans athletes to make money while playing college sports At times it seems like they take this rule to extremes Johnny Manziela standout quarterback who plays for Texas AM and was the 2012 Heisman Trophy winnerseems to be the poster boy for why the NCAA abuses its power Shortly before the 2013 - 2014 football season the NCAA caught wind that Manziel might have been selling his autographs in order to make a profit They were not pleased to hear of this potential scandal so they began an investigation After months of investigation they were not able to find any evidence suggesting that Manziel was making money off his likenessbut they still suspended him for the first half of his first game of the seasonManziels incident seemed to bring public attention to the way the NCAA treats its athletesFan began questioning why these athletes were not getting paid after all the colleges and NCAA make millions off of these athletes why can they not make a small profit too Johnny Manziel was reported to have made 7500 off selling his autographs that is an infinitesimal amount compared to the
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