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Nick Saban has his prostitution analogy all wrong

Updated: July 26, 2010, 10:04 AM ET
By Patrick Hruby

Inflammatory. Attention-grabbing. Quite possibly a clever, self-serving, scapegoating diversion. Alabama football coach Nick Saban's recent assertion that agents who make improper contact with college athletes are akin to "pimps" was many things.

A wholly accurate economic analogy isn't one of them.

Think it through: Sports agents negotiate compensation (salary) within an informally codified range (via NFL rookie wage slotting) for services rendered (playing football) ...

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