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"In a sweeping reversal of a long-held policy, the NCAA has voted to allow Division I athletes to earn as much as $2,000 in outside cash during the school year," according to ESPN's Bob Stevens. Stevens: "Universities and their boosters can even help the student-athletes find the jobs, can even employ them -- although not in the athletic department -- and cannot pay them more than the going rate" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 4/22). CNN's Casey Wian reported on the NCAA's new policy, which takes effect August 1. NCAA Exec Dir Cedric Dempsey: "Those who are pursuing certain professional careers want an opportunity to have some internship experience. I think that's part of it." Wian: "But anytime big-time college sports and money meet, there are temptations to cheat. Given the recent history of money- related scandals in college athletics, insuring compliance with the new NCAA rule will be difficult, especially since athletic departments and boosters will be able to help student-athletes find jobs" ("Moneyline," CNN, 4/22).