AJ McCarron supports Northwestern’s unionization plan

Sep 21, 2013; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Kain Colter (2) throws a pass while wearing a wristband with the phrase APU written on it during the game against the Maine Black Bears at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

If you don’t know a single thing about the Northwestern University football team’s efforts to unionize, at least know said efforts are not demonic.

In a conversation with For the Win, former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron spoke in support of the radical plan:

I think it’s a good thing for college football for someone to step up and to try get more for the players. I think eventually they need to do something like Coach Saban said (that athletes should get additional financial support beyond scholarships)… there’s so much money being made by the NCAA, by all these athletes …


It’s almost a somewhat bad deal the players aren’t getting some of (the money) especially when the jerseys are getting sold, they’re getting used for video games. Personally I think it’s good for college athletes — hopefully down the line they’ll start getting paid somewhere.

If you missed the official response the NCAA issued after the unionization news came out, you may surprised to learn the organization fully supports athletes forming a union. (Just kidding.)

[Source: For the Win]

Topics: AJ McCarron, Northwestern Wildcats, Union

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