College athlets are already paid

Published: Saturday, Jun. 21, 2014 - 6:06 pm
Last Modified: Monday, Jun. 23, 2014 - 10:55 am

Re "College athletes could make big bucks under plan" (Sports, June 14): I recently read the article that debates whether college athletes should be paid or not. I think college athletes should not be paid. Their payment is getting a full-ride scholarship which includes tuition and often books and housing. That is a lot of payment in my opinion.

Just one example: at UC Davis, the tuition and living expenses estimate about $33,000 a year. On top of that, they are often given many other benefits such as tutors and academic help. They also get to play for the school and be on a team and have uniforms and all the fun that brings.

These things are their payment. They should not get additional money.

-- Tyler Peterson, Rocklin

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