College football players deserve pay for play

College football is a multimillion-dollar business. It's time to stop treating the players like cheap labor, writes Rod Gilmore.

Updated: January 17, 2007, 2:59 PM ET
By Rod Gilmore | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: ESPN.com asked five of its analysts to discuss one change they would like to see in college football. Here is the third installment of the five-part series.

It's time to end the charade of amateurism in college football and let the athletes share in the spoils of this multibillion-dollar entertainment industry. Sure, at one time college football was consistent with the mission of a university to educate and provide for the well-being of its student body. However, college football ...

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