Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Northwestern Football Players File With NLRB

((HT: ESPN/Farrey))

How's this one sit with you...???

Led by Northwestern QB Kain Colter, college athletes are filing paperwork to be represented by a labor union... and they're backed by the United Steelworkers union and the NFLPA...

From Farrey, Colter was quoted:

"Right now the NCAA is like a dictatorship. No one represents us in negotiations. The only way things are going to change is if players have a union."

Colter had a meeting with Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald and he says it went well- a respectful conversation on both halves, and it appears that more than the needed minimum of players signed union cards.

Here's Tom Farrey with Toni Collins...

Former UCLA linebacker Ramogi Huma has brought all of this together, along with Colter and Luke Bonner- the brother of NBA'er Matt Bonner. The entity would be called the College Athletes Players Association if certified by the NLRB.

CAPA's goal, to start, is not to get players paid but to have a voice...

And it will get interesting from here...

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