POLL: Only 66.2% Of People Think College Athletes Should Be Allowed To Profit

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A majority of people think college athletes should be allowed to profit, but the results in a recent poll were a shade surprising.

The NCAA is on the verge of letting college athletes profit off of their likeness and image, and I think most fans believe it’s a good idea. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

In an attempt to get a feeling for other people’s views, I asked in a Twitter poll if this was a good idea. Of the 1,013 voters, only 66.2% of people voted in favor of letting athletes get paid.

Obviously, nothing is ever going to have 100% support. That’s just not going to happen, but I’m a bit surprised by the fact only 66.2% of people support athletes getting paid.

I guess I didn’t realize we were living in Communist China. I didn’t realize we hated capitalism all of a sudden in America.

Last time I checked, getting straight paid was about the most American thing you can do.

Listen up, folks. If you’re a superstar athlete at the college level, then you should 100% be allowed to profit off of your image and likeness.

If a math genius can sign an autograph without getting kicked out of class, then why do the same rules not apply to football players?

Last time I checked, we’re not selling out stadiums to watch kids take biology tests.


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I’m not saying the school should pay players directly, but they should absolutely be allowed to profit from their own name and image.

Will the NCAA and schools have to find a way to deal with shady boosters? Sure, but those characters have always existed.

Letting players make a few dollars is the right thing to do and more than 66.2% of people should know that.