Ramogi Huma, president of the College Athletes Players Association, and former Wildcat quarterback Kain Colter -- leaders of the movement to unionize college sports -- at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. (Photo Credit: Steve Johnson)
One week after a National Labor Relations Board regional office decided that football players at Northwestern University are in fact employees, the leaders of that movement -- former Wildcat quarterback Kain Colter and Ramogi Huma, president of the College Athletes Players Association -- joined the Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program Director and ESPN reporter Tom Farrey for a moderated conversation about college athletics, and later a Q&A session with reporters.
In the video clip below, Colter explains why he thinks college athletes need union representation.
Huma discussed what he hopes to see from a college athlete's union, including more long-term health and tuition benefits, and more support to increase graduation rates among college players.
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