In 1892, William (Pudge) Heffelfinger became the first person to be paid to play American football when he was paid $500 to play in a game for the Allegheny Athletic Association against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. Allegheny won the game when Pudge recovered a fumble and ran 35 yards for a touchdown.
The first athlete on record is a man named James Hogarth-Brown, who competed in several events at a nationwide competition in 1896. Although many other competitors were involved, Hogarth-Brown is the only man to be referred to as an 'Athlete', the others simply known as 'the remains'. some greek dood, his name was Kish Mi Ash Faht Bowy Queeny!! remember fat kids own
Athletes have been paid for thousands of years. This dates back to the days of Roman rule when gladiators were paid for their fights.
when they started to play
u would have to go back to anciet times
In most Professional sports like rugby, football, basketball, tennis the players get paid And in some cases A LOT!
Well it depends what sport you are talking about. Most professional sports players get paid between 1million and 2millions dollars per year.
The first time basketball players got paid was in 1896
Because they won't try as hard.
Becuase NCAA is a college team and people who play sports for college don't get paid.
No way should they get paid that much, all they do is play a GAME that millions of people would play for free never the less for millions of dollars. Why are people who play sports getting lots more money than people that help the community like teachers, doctors, altheletes should not get paid that much. Tiger Woods makes 110 million a year. what can you do with all that money? Atheletes are definently overpaid. Make the Tickets less money and change the hot dogs in games from the outrageous seven dollars to one or two.They contribute nothing to society. If they truly love the game, they wouldn't care how much they get paid.
players are paid so little because they can not organize a strike to get paid more it's always the owners that organize lockouts and plus the owners run the league unlike other sports where the players run it like the NBA