College Athletes and Empty pockets
Blood, Sweat and Tears
As a high school athlete I know the struggle of waking up at 3:00 am to go and train at the gym, to run a couple of miles a day and watch what I eat in order for me to preform at my best potential. Further more in order to be in tip top shape. One must devote all of his/her time to the sport and to most playing a sport is like working a 24/7 job with no compensation
WHERE IT REALLY COUNTS
"If I would have had the chance to take care of my family through college, I would have probably stayed in college."
"I think so," Clowney said. "They are selling our jerseys with our numbers and making money off of ticket sales, so I think college athletes should get paid." Jadeveon Clowney
The STRUGGLE is real
Guaranteed to make a change
Fairy tales and Broken promises
A $25,000 scholarship may seem like a lot of money, but it really only covers the basics. It covers thousands of dollars in mysterious, unknown university fees, tuition, housing, a meal-plan and multiple hundred-dollar textbooks. Some players, if they come from a low-income household, get a few hundred dollars each semester from Pell Grants which enables them to buy chicken soup instead of chicken-flavored ramen.