Reply To: College football and basketball players bring huge amounts of money into schools yearly, but only a small percentage of them make it to pro level. Should they receive a salary to benefit from their hard work?

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Rane
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Yes, they should receive some additional compensation for actively playing college sports; I agree it should be tied in with their scholarships, free room & board. They are sacrificing their bodies in every sport, hitting hard, running even harder, sustaining injuries that they may never fully recover from and then to not make it to the pros, OUCH now your dealing with the mindset of any individual who’s played hard and has little to nothing to show for their efforts- sound like the onset of depression/ alcohol & drug abuse. How about some long term mental and physical therapy to go along with the potential rejection from the pros. Absolutely these students should be compensated in some way other than a mere thank you for all you’ve done! We know the universities make millions off the students on every season invest back into the students, lead and guide them to bigger and better opportunities.