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Should Wealthy Students Receive Athletic Scholarships?

UCLA recently offered music mogul Sean Combs' son a full scholarship, but because of the Iona Prep athlete's privileged background people feel his scholarship should be relayed to the less financially fortunate.

Should Wealthy Students Receive Athletic Scholarships?

It’s hard to discuss anything relating to Sean "Diddy" Combs without mentioning legendary rapper Biggie Smalls, who famously sang " Mo money, mo problems.” It's a concept Combs is now learning on sports pages from coast to coast.

Combs’ son Justin is finishing up his senior year at Iona Prep and his prowess in the Gaels’ secondary has earned the young football player a. 

Even though Combs’ football talent speaks for itself, some people are questioning whether or not the son of a man worth half-a-billion dollars should receive a $54,000 scholarship. On his 16th birthday, Justin Combs received a  $360,000 Maybach from his father. 

The cash-strapped UCLA recently issued a statement defending the school’s position saying that athletic scholarships do not come from taxpayer money and come from ticket sales, corporate partners, media contracts and private donations from supporters.

Sean Combs’ stature and bank account have people questioning if UCLA should give his football-playing son Justin the full scholarship. What do you think?

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