Kain calls the college sports system a “dictatorship.”
— Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) January 28, 2014
Fresh off of his week at the Reese’s Senior Bowl, Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter has taken aim at the NCAA. On the day where a group of athletes at Northwestern filed a motion with the National Labor Relations Board to be recognized as employees and a union for the ability to have representation, Colter referred to the college sports system as a dictatorship.
Once players sign their letter of intent, they get a scholarship to their program, but have little when it comes to rights after that point. Scholarships are one year renewable, so teams can dump players after they have used them up or players have gotten hurt and the NCAA gets an incredible amount of profit for the labor put in by college football and college basketball players.
Colter is being positioned as the leader of this would be union and their main spokesperson to lead the push for the rights of athletes. He is getting a great deal of support from athletes around the country and social media has been a huge reason for this movement. Colter is leading a fight he may not actually benefit from as he is set to graduate this year and take a shot at the NFL.