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Pay college athletes? No

Updated: November 18, 2010, 4:49 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

If you want to argue that college football or basketball players should be paid because of the billions their sports generate, there are more sympathetic characters to hitch your wagon to than the ones who have retriggered the debate: Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton and his church pastor father, who stands accused of trying to auction his son off to the highest bidder as he was being recruited. Thursday brought yet another allegation, this one that the elder Newton wanted to be paid in $50,000, ...

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