The Norman Transcript

August 16, 2013

Peterson says college players should be paid

Sooner great supports Manziel

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Former Oklahoma All-American running back Adrian Peterson weighed in on the issue of whether college football players should be paid to Thursday.

Specifically, Peterson is in the group that thinks college players should be able to sign autographs for money.

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With Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel’s eligibility for this season in question because of allegations he took money from autograph brokers, the topic is going to dominate the college football this season.

"I think so," Peterson said when asked about compensating college players like Manziel. "The universities are making a lot of money off of student-athletes in general. So, yeah, he should be able to make money. I think so. They make millions off of these college athletes and they made millions off of the guys I played with as well. Yeah, he should be getting paid."