News Comment Week 7

This week in California, a law was passed to allow collegiate athletes to gain endorsements, and hire agents. California is the first state to pass such a bill.

The hope is to allow collegiate athletes to market their own name. The argument before this law was that the education is what the sport is paying for. Now however NCAA football made over 14 billion in revenue last year, and has become a nationwide past time. Players need to get paid and shouldn’t have to scrape by.

I think this article is especially interesting, because as an athlete I know how time consuming it is to commit yourself to a sport and still try to work and finish homework.

A sport in college is a full time job, and i think its about time that athletes start getting paid for their efforts.