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Persuasive Salary Caps for Professional Athletes I. Intro A. Thesis Statement a. I firmly believe that there should be salary caps/luxury taxes for professional athletes because it evens out the playing field between small and big teams in obtaining quality athletes. B. Define Salary Cap b. “A mechanism in place in most American sports leagues to ensure that the league remains in a competitive balance and to prevent teams that operate in major markets (and thus have higher incomes) sign all the most talented players” (SportingCharts.com). C. Define Luxury Tax c. “In Major League Baseball, it is a method to discourage teams from having huge payrolls that could result in the league being imbalanced” (SportingCharts.com). i. “The luxury tax is different from other methods for limiting payroll as it doesn’t really prohibit big payrolls, as would be the case of a salary cap. What it does is imposing a penalty on the teams whose total payroll exceeds a certain amount previously defined on the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)” (SportingCharts.com). Transition: First I will discuss the National Basketball Association (NBA) II. Basketball Transition: Another major sport is football in the National Football League (NFL) III. Football Transition: Last, but certainly not least, is the sport that is known as “American’s pastime;” which is Major League Baseball (MLB). IV. Baseball A. Why there should be a salary cap. B. What they use the money from the luxury tax. Transition: So after discussing the evidence of my position that…(thesis statement) V. Conclusion C. Re-state thesis statement i. I firmly believe that there should be salary caps/luxury taxes for professional athletes because it evens out the playing field between small and big teams in obtaining quality athletes.

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