HOT BLAST: Gingrich takes on Big College Athletics
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Alabama coach Nick Saban works with defensive backs during practice last week. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt)
Alabama coach Nick Saban works with defensive backs during practice last week. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt)
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New Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House, wades into the debate over paying big-time college athletes:

Four years is a long time to be both a hero and one of the poorest people on campus.

Maybe it is time to rethink the entire NCAA system. These athletes are not amateurs anymore. Their schools and coaches certainly treat them like professionals. They just don’t pay them.

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