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Bob Bowlsby takes on Big 12 issues

Updated: June 1, 2012, 7:47 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Incoming Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Friday he is steadfastly against proposals that have been floated for paying up to $4,000 per year to student-athletes.

Bowlsby pointed out that there are other avenues in which aspiring athletes can play for pay.

"We should never do anything to establish an employee-employer relationship," Bowlsby said on the final day of the Big 12 meetings. "There are places you can go and play for money, but colleges and universities ...

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