Sport: Playing for Pay

For U.S. athletes it was a week of remarkable candor on the issue of sportsmanship v. the profit motive. Gathered in Manhattan to attend a dinner in their honor, a clutch of All-Americas gave a New York Times reporter their jaundiced views on the drawbacks of "amateur" college football. Items:

¶ Pittsburgh End Mike Ditka: "We draw about $80,000 into the stadium every Saturday, and we should get at least $30 a month for toothpaste and clean shirts."

¶ Iowa Guard Mark Manders (a married man): "You're doing a job for them, and married...

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