For years the NCAA has been accused of making money off of its athletes and not giving them any of the profits.

On August 16th Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel went under investigation for allegedly accepting money for signing autographs on memorabilia such as jerseys, helmets, etc. He would face a one half suspension in the first game of the season.

“We’re not talking.” Michelle Manziel said as reporters rushed her door.

An argument came out that Manziel or any other NCAA athlete should not be penalized because he does not gain any profit from the NCAA, the school is selling things with his name and number on it so he should get some type of money because the school is making money off of him, and that is the only way to make money. This argument bought up the question should the NCAA pay its athletes? And is the NCAA exploiting its athletes for profit?

That question has been around for years going back to the Reggie Bush case, the Lebron James case before he even entered college, and the Oregon basketball player Dominic Artis suspended nine games for selling sneakers.

The NCAA is exploiting their athletes because they are making money off of the player’s jerseys and other memorabilia and they are not giving the athletes any type of money. The argument could be that they are getting full ride scholarships but that is only for school that is not enough for extracurricular activities around school.

Lately the argument is being bought up more should the NCAA pay its players but they are not budging on the topic and saying “no we aren’t paying them.”

Clifford Jackson, cliff notes

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