March Madness is back and so is the debate over paying college athletes. According to a new survey, more Americans think athletes should be compensated beyond just an academic scholarship. Soledad O’Brien sits down with Etan Thomas, a former NBA and NCAA basketball star, who says players may have to go on strike to get it.

 

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