NBA player Ben Simmons takes on the NCAA in his 'One and Done' documentary
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The question of whether players should get paid or not isn't a new one. It's a topic that is continuously up for debate. Many of the players are making millions for the NCAA, yet going to bed hungry. Former UConn player, Shabazz Napier, shared the challenges he faced being an NCAA athlete who isn't allowed to profit off his talent."We do have hungry nights that we don't have enough money to get food in. Sometimes money is needed. I don't think you should stretch it out to hundreds of thousands of dollars for playing, because a lot of times guys don't know how to handle themselves with money. I feel like a student athlete. Sometimes, there's hungry nights where I'm not able to eat, but I still gotta play up to my capabilities."
The documentary is set to air on Showtime this Friday, November 4 at 9 p.m. Maybe the documentary will shed light on the many issues student athletes are facing. No matter what side of the debate you're on, no student should go to bed hungry.