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Time Has Arrived To Cap Yearly Salaries For Athletes

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There are a lot of things in the world of sports that bother me these days. The biggest one and one that has actually kept me up at night are the salaries that professional athletes are making. The time has come to have a cap on the maximum a player can make in one season and that cap should be $5 million. It doesn’t matter the sport, the cap must be the same.

We are at a point as a country and an economy where fans have less disposable income and with salaries going up, teams are forced to raise ticket prices just to pay their outrageous contracts.

I know we live in a society where a lot of people try to squeeze every last dollar out of everything they do, but I’m grown really tired of seeing these professional athletes getting paid $15 or $20 million a season just because they can throw a football and can hit a baseball 500 feet.

There is no reason for being paid money just for playing a sport. If you can’t live on $5 million a year, something is really wrong with you. I want to go out and watch people who play for the love of the game and don’t get paid ridiculous amounts of money to do it.

Why don’t more people want to see that? We are too focused on seeing long home runs or seeing how much money can be possibly made. It is a problem that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. It’s time to cap these salaries and cap them now.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.