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Should college athletes be compensated for their work?

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Johnny Manziel #2 of the Texas A&M Aggies celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown during the game against the Rice Owls at Kyle Field on August 31, 2013 in College Station, Texas. Scott Halleran/Getty Images

The 2013 college football season has kicked off with a controversy over how student athletes get paid. It all started when Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel got slapped with a suspension for signing autographs for brokers.

The NCAA and his school determined he didn't make any money off the deal, but it now now some question if it's fair that student athletes are cut out of revenue streams they create.

The debate over whether college athletes should be paid has reached the cover of Time Magazine. Reporter Sean Gregory joins the show with more. 

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