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Continued: Scoggins: In Manziel vs. NCAA, go ahead and blame 'em both

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 12, 2013 - 11:26 PM

College sports feel as if they’ve arrived at a crossroads. The amateurism model is outdated and needs reform. Business is booming, but a star athlete faces significant punishment for allegedly selling his autograph. Something seems fundamentally wrong with that.

 

Chip Scoggins • ascoggins@startribune.com

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  • Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, is under NCAA investigation to determine if he sold autographs for money, which would put his eligibility in question.

  • Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up with teammates on the first day of fall practice in College Station, Texas, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Bryan College Station Eagle, Stuart Villanueva)

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