While improvements need to be made, we do not need to completely throw away a system that has helped literally millions of students over the past decade alone attend college. We want student athletes — 99 percent of whom will never make it to the professional leagues — focused on what matters most — finding success in the classroom, on the field and in life.
Oh yeah, the NCAA <3 value, too.
Athletes (coerced into being Student Athletes):
For me this was just an opportunity to make things right and stick up for future generations and make up for the wrongs of past generations.
CAPA [College Athletes Players Association] attorneys argued that college football is, for all practical purposes, a commercial enterprise that relies on players’ labor to generate billions of dollars in revenues. That, they contend, makes the relationship of schools to players one of employers to employees.
Notice how college athletes are using equality — equating themselves with employees — in order to gain more protections under the law. That’s the way things work in Valerian society. No minority should be stripped of the right to sue for equal protection.
Definitely a step in the right direction. Still wishing for a world where college-aged athletes completely controlled their labor and could contract it out with any party they wanted, at whatever pay they agreed to. #AthletesShouldOwnOwnValue