College athletes deserve to be paid: Joe Theismann

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Joe Theismann on paying college players

On a week when the sports world is intently focused on the NFL's Super Bowl, the question of whether or not elite college football players deserve monetary compensation beyond their scholarships reached a new level.

On Tuesday, members of Northwestern University's football team took the first step toward creating a players union and announced the formation of the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA). The issue is hitting home for many NFL players who were also once collegiate athletes—including NFL legend Joe Theismann.

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