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September 5th, 2013
05:41 PM ET

The business of college football

Football is an industry that makes billions of dollars every year at both the pro and collegiate levels.

Professional players have fat paychecks to sooth the pain of tired muscles, season ending injuries, and soul-crushing losses, but college athletes don't make a dime off of their blood, sweat and tears.

Yes, they do often times get free-rides at their universities, but that amount of money is chump-change compared to what schools and the NCAA rake in thanks to their football programs.

CNN's John Berman and Time Magazine sports editor Sean Gregory discuss whether college athletes should be paid.

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