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Antiquated NCAA rules on memorabilia and autographs need to change

Originally Published: August 14, 2013
By Rick Reilly | ESPN.com

Why is America sweating Johnny Manziel? I know two superstar collegians who took way more cash for autographs in school. Millions, in fact. They got paid for slapping their names on clothes, movies, even toothbrushes. They made huge money for appearances, speeches and photo sessions while in college. And the NCAA never even harrumphed at them.

Their names?

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The Olsen twins.

Just like Manziel, they were talented and famous. Just like Manziel, they ...

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