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The myth of parity

There will never be true equity for student-athletes, even if we pay them to play

Updated: September 12, 2013, 5:25 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

When Johnny Manziel appeared recently on the cover of Time magazine -- striking his Heisman pose with six simple words, "It's Time To Pay College Athletes" sharing his space -- the most universally agreed, yet universally debated, issue in all of non-professional sports returned to the front of the national discussion.

Yet the beauty of the debate is once again lost because the foundation of the argument sits on a fault line. There is no system of payment that can be put in place ...

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