Hypocrisy Grows With NCAA's Greed

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If you log on to the official online store of the University of Georgia Bulldogs you'll be bombarded by images of a No. 8 football jersey. A wide receiver named A.J. Green wears that particular jersey now. Mel Kiper rates him as the No. 4 prospect in all of college football, which means he's a big deal in Georgia and so is his jersey.

There's a black replica that goes for $59.95; a red, a black and a white replica youth jersey, each of which goes for $43.95. Scroll down a bit and you'll see a red "twilled" jersey that sells for $74.95 and then there are preschool jerseys (black or white, take your pick) that sell for $41.95 apiece. And don't let me forget the "authentic" No. 8 jerseys, in black or red, that go for $150 each.

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