This has been a long and very discussed topic throughout the whole country: should college players get a form of payments for doing what they do.
Since 2016 to 2019 the NCAA (national collegiate athletic association) has made over 1 billion dollars over that time period according to Business Insider, and this does not even include sports betting revenue.
Just about 2 weeks ago, California passed a bill on California University athletes getting a form of pay, but only in California. This is kind of unfair to other universities because the better athletes are going to go where they are going to get paid for what they do which is now in California.
I feel like college athletes should get paid for what they do because they risk getting injured, which could keep them from making pro leagues, and they are generating a lot of money, from TV networks around the world.
Over the last couple years, college arenas and stadiums attendance and TV networks views have gone up increasingly due to big college stars such as Zion Williamson, Jalen Hurts and many other talented college athletes around the country playing for different colleges. College athletes deserve to get paid for entertaining people throughout the weekends and making TV interesting.
Eventually, I think that all college athletes will be getting paid for what they do, or we can see a potential boycott happening in the future which would impact all the NCAA fans.
UPDATE: After California passed their law, the NCAA decided to let athletes profit from their likeness being used. This would probably mean athletes could start to collect money from the sales of their jerseys and things like that.