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Fantastic post by the Wizard of Odds, highlighting the Ohio State autograph shilling non-controversy, which seems a little sketchy considering some of these non-professional athletes are making six-figure incomes during "autograph season." According to the Wiz—via the Cleveland Plain Dealer—, some OSU players—including probable first-round linebacker A.J. Hawk—are involved in this pastime that many a senior has participated in through the years. Today, the Wizard of Odds updates his story, claiming that this is standard practice at many big-time universities.

Hmm, kind of throws a little wrench into that whole college athletes not seeing any income argument that crops up every so often. It's good to know Maurice Clarett was compensated in some way, however.


The Handwriting is on the Wall [Wizard of Odds]
Big Bucks Made on Buckeyes Bandwagon [Cleveland Plain Dealer]