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December 30, 1985

Former Marquette basketball Coach Al McGuire says cheating in college athletics is over-exaggerated and really encompasses no more than 3 to 5% of the nation's schools.

"Anybody who thinks somebody like Notre Dame cheats needs their head examined," McGuire said. "I'm not justifying cheating, but how are you going to stop somebody from selling a ticket or a $20 handshake?

"The key thing is, athletes should be paid $75 or $100 a month so they don't have to go pimping around, finding which person on campus has money. I'm not copping a plea, but there are kids out there who don't have any money. The TV package in the Big East is frightening. I think sometimes we're more worried about things like that instead of taking care of our kids."

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