The collegiate athletes in the United States college sports system experience a great deal of exploitation from the organization which oversees them, the NCAA. The NCAA does this in a variety of ways the first of which being that the organization restricts what players can earn by only allowing scholarships as possible compensation. Next, the NCAA forces the players to sign over their right of publicity so that the organization may use player likenesses to promote games and sell merchandise and further increase revenue. Lastly, the athletic scholarships are treated much differently than academic ones which lends to the idea that since the athletes generate money they must be controlled. The NCAA unlawfully exploits the athletes which it seeks to protect.
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