What the ‘Bagmen’ Know About Paying College Athletes

University of Connecticut’s Shabazz Napier (right) reacts as his name is revealed on the Huskies Wall of Honor at a pep rally on April 8 celebrating the program’s fourth national championship Photograph by Jessica Hill/AP Photo

One of the ironies of the official debate over whether college athletes should be paid is that, in fact, anonymous fans are already going about the routine business of paying them. An excellent story from SB Nation last week provides an account from an anonymous football booster at a Southeastern Conference college who funnels money and other benefits toward recruits and players.

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