Some athletes are paid thousands, if not millions of dollars a year!!! So the question is, overpaid, or underappreciated?
Professional Athletes are paid thousands of dollars year round. In Mark Singletary's article "Pro Athletes' Salaries Aren't Overly Exorbitant", he says, "Players are no more selfish than the ownners who pay them." This statement is not only an assumption, but it is an overgeneralization. In Jelm's article, he says, "Professional sports will fail..." This stement is an opinion, and has no support or proof.
Overall, profwessional athletes are being overpaid and overappreciated.