You’ll see it tonight in the stands at the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Thousands of fans spending money to watch college athletes play ball and wearing t-shirts with the athletes’ numbers and names on their backs. With so much money to be made in college sports should the stars of the programs, the actual student athletes, get paid for their success?
“Absolutely,” they should get paid, CNN education contributor Steve Perry tells AM’s Christine Romans on today’s American Morning. College athletes earn about $120,000 a year if you factor in training, medical help and tutoring, but Perry says that is not enough. He explains why athletes should at least be able to earn money off their own images through endorsements.
Remember the Ohio State football players suspended in December for selling memorabilia from their winning games? What do you think, should colleges pay their athletes?