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Varsity Tailgate: Should we pay players?

Originally Published: September 15, 2011
By DJ Gallo | Page 2

A report published this week by an advocacy group for college athletes claims the average FBS player would be worth $121,000 a year. None other than Steve Spurrier supports the report's reasoning.

"I mean, 20 years ago, 50 years ago, athletes got full scholarships," he said. "Television income was what, maybe $50,000? And now everybody's getting 14, 15 million bucks and they're still getting a scholarship."

What if college athletes did get paid? What would an ...

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