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Mark Emmert against paying players

Updated: February 23, 2011, 8:41 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The topic of whether student-athletes should be paid is not a debate in the eyes of the NCAA's new president.

Mark Emmert has made it clear that under his watch, college athletes will not be compensated as though they were professionals.

"They are student-athletes. They are not our employees, they don't work for us," he said. "They are our students, so we don't pay them."

Speaking at a Town Hall Los Angeles luncheon on Wednesday, Emmert touched on a variety of ...

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