In the world of college sports is where a lot of the money revenue that the universities get come from. Majority of the money is going in to the schools, while the rest is going towards both the coaching staff and the sports program but not the players who bring the money in. College student athletes work so hard day in and day out with their school work and along with their sport of choice. The athletes have very little time throughout the school year to find jobs with some sports requiring year round mandatory training and with trying to keep up with school. Most of the athletes struggle to make ends meet throughout the season and for that reason, college athletes should be paid.
In a big name sport that draws the majority of the attention such as football, the schools are making money of the athletes in ways such as ticket sales to fan gear but the players are not the ones who get to see any of the money. Instead, the coaches and school take the money that the athletes helped bring in. For example, in the article, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson: College athletes should be paid John Breech interviewed Adrian Peterson who said "Johnny Manziel helped make Texas A&M so much money. You're talking about championship games that he was able to lead those guys to. You're talking about jersey sales that he don't see a dime of. I feel like as much money as universities make, I feel that some of that money should be given down to the players as well because we are the ones that are making this university money". What Adrian was trying to get across is that as much money as the universities are making off of their student athletes, that some of that money should be going back to the players. It's not the coaches and university who are putting their life on the line, it's the players and they should be paid just like the others.
Being in college, it's hard to get a job with studying and taking classes but with college athletes it's even harder to do.