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Sporting events donated a portion of their sales to charity.

By Cass
Sat Jan 31 2015 12:24 pm

I've heard so many times about how much football players make. Who REALLY needs 20 millions dollars a year as a salary?
I'm not saying that being an professional athlete isn't hard work...but imagine if sporting events, like bowl games and super bowls and places that make a ridiculous amount of money for their investors, were required to donate just 5% of their proceeds to a certain charity- and that would be disclosed to ticket buyers.
Or even further, where professional athlete salaries were capped and everything above that line was given to community members like teachers, social workers and police officers who work just as hard but make a very small fraction of the football salary.

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Shelly Thu Aug 6 2015
11:26 am
I agree and disagree with this. It is not the athletes who should donate, it is the owners of the teams. The athlete has to pay for agents, managers, PR, injuries, etc so in reality they're not making anywhere near what their contract states. Unless you are Peyton Manning or someone of that stature you're most likely bringing home what a top doctor brings home. The franchises, owners, investors, etc make so much off of events and turn the audiences eyes to point shame and blame on their athletes, whom only play for a few years at most. It should be those blood sucking leeches at the top that give back to the community.
Shelly Thu Aug 6 2015
11:28 am
I agree and disagree with this. It is not the athletes who should donate, it is the owners of the teams. The athlete has to pay for agents, managers, PR, injuries, etc so in reality they're not making anywhere near what their contract states. Unless you are Peyton Manning or someone of that stature you're most likely bringing home what a top doctor brings home. The franchises, owners, investors, etc make so much off of events and turn the audiences eyes to point shame and blame on their athletes, whom only play for a few years at most. It should be those blood sucking leeches at the top that give back to the community.

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