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OPINION: Should college athletes get paid?

Utah State tight end Dax Raymond (87) reaches up to catch the ball as Boise State cornerback Tyler Horton (14) makes a tackle attempt in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won 33-24. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

Should college athletes get paid? Absolutely.

Legislators in the state of Washington are trying to pass a bill that would allow college athletes to get paid for playing.

Scott Mitchell, a former NFL quarterback, joined the show to say that collegiate athletes should absolutely be paid. He says that while college athletes are already getting paid in one form or another through gifts and scholarships, they still deserve to be paid monetarily.

What do you think? Is playing sports a form of work? If so, shouldn’t they be paid?

Jay Mcfarland hosts the JayMac News Show as well as the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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