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Are Pro Athletes Paid Too Much?
Transcript of Are Pro Athletes Paid Too Much?
"I think a man with a helmet defending his country should make more money than a man with a helmet defending a football."
- Laura Brown
ARE PRO ATHLETES PAID TOO MUCH?
"Heck, a garbage man's job is more important than a professional athlete's"
- John Scott
"But athletes put their bodies at risk to play!"
If athletes were paid less money, they would learn how to manage finances more effectively.
78% percent of NFL players are bankrupt within 2 to 5 years of retirement.
If the players are so overpaid, tickets cost more!
All that money has to come from somewhere!
So do people from many other jobs.
The fatality rate for loggers is 30 times the rate for all occupations.
A fisherman's is 36 times the overall fatality rate.
Fishermen can expect a median salary of just $33,500 a year.
The fans are the ones really paying the athlete's huge salaries!
DID YOU KNOW?
Most professional athletes make more than President Obama.
But what do athletes do with millions of dollars?
Throw away their money on expensive:
- Other Possessions that have no lasting value
Put strain on their bodies
Potentially hurt themselves during games
America's National Debt as of January 2015:
16.7 TRILLION DOLLARS!
So how can our country afford to spend billions of dollars on athletes?
Are Pro Athletes Paid Too Much? Article
When you're Lebron James, there's nothing like a crash in your $9,000,000 mansion after a game.
when you add up all the facts, professional athletes are paid too much.
Overwhelming evidence from throughout the years says that professional athletes are in fact paid too much.