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Updated: August 15th, 2013 6:36pm
Pay the man: Adrian Peterson says Johnny Manziel should get paid

Pay the man: Adrian Peterson says Johnny Manziel should get paid

by Judd Zulgad
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Count Adrian Peterson among those who believe Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and other college players should be able to make money for signing autographs and memorabilia.

In an interview with FOXSports.com on Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings running back said: "The universities are making a lot of money off of student athletes in general. So, yeah, (Manziel) 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."

Peterson was a star at the University of Oklahoma for three seasons and sees no reason why big-name college players shouldn't be able to profit from their names.

"I think if you are in a position to where people want to pay you for your autographs or signatures, then you should be able to do that," Peterson said. "He's a young man and he should be able to sign his name on a helmet or wherever without it being an issue."

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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