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Lessening the incentive to cheat

With athletics generating millions of dollars, runners not biggest problem

Updated: August 8, 2012, 11:07 AM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

College football season is upon us and with that comes the usual debates about playoffs, the validity of preseason polls and my favorite: paying players.

My feelings are simple: There is so much money involved with big-time college sports, it's unethical that they're not better compensated. That's why I'm not too disgusted with third-party runners -- such as relatives or AAU coaches -- who shake down schools for cash in exchange for highly sought after recruits. I understand how ...

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