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Should college athletes be paid?

The drumbeat of paying college athletes has gotten louder the past few years, and sports labor attorney Jeffrey Kesler has struck another beat by filing an antitrust claim in a New Jersey federal court on behalf of a group of college basketball and football players, arguing the association has unlawfully capped player compensation at the value of an athletic scholarship. Considering the handsome profit these athletic programs are producing, is it about time for the student-athletes in question to get a bigger piece of the pie?

  • NCAA president Mark Emmert says student-athletes ''are not employees'' and should not be paid. Do you agree?

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  • Should student-athletes be allowed to share in the profit of their collegiate athletic teams?

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  • Do you expect that college athletes will ever be paid in your lifetime?

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  • How important to you is the idea of amateurism in college sports?

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