Deseret News
Letter to the editor

I believe that there should be a change in the status of college athletes getting paid.

Paying college athletes has been a big issue for some time now. Even before the NCAA released its first series of NCAA video games in 2006, they have been making a profit off athletes’ talents.

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Most large Division I universities make more total revenue than their total expenses. In reality, these athletes are making money based off their performance and do not see any of it. They are making money for the schools, but not for themselves. Everyone is making a profit except the athletes. For example, coaches get paid more if the athletes win, but what do the athletes get?

Let’s talk about education. Most people will say they get free schooling, so why give them more money? Is it really free if the athletes are making more money than is being spent on them in total revenue? If that’s the case, split the profit between the team members. That way athletes don’t need to leave college early for money and can get their degree without struggling.

Darrius Nash

St. George