As the continuing saga with College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) heats up, a former Northwestern football player is chiming in with his thoughts and he doesn’t necessarily agree with the sentiments of the CAPA’s leader and another former Wildcats QB, Kain Colter.
You’ll remember that Colter made some controversial comments during his testimony not long ago in which he referred to college athletics being a “dictatorship,” and even going so far as comparing their duties on the field to that of the military.
Well, recently on Huddle Pass, Bacher chimed in with a rather elaborate rebuttal to just about everything Colter said, and you can tell he doesn’t agree with Colter’s view at all.
Here’s an excerpt from the piece:
“The reason CAPA testified that Northwestern is too demanding is that it fits into the strategy of their case. They need to prove that these players are employees and they do not care if Northwestern Football’s reputation is misrepresented.” To the claim that Northwestern Football is a dictatorship, Bacher stated “Under Fitz, my teammates and I had more influence on team policies and activities than I had ever experienced on a team before” and made the claim that “If the Leadership Council was considered a formidable ‘voice’ or ‘seat-at-the-table’ for the team (which it is), then CAPA’s entire case is turned upside-down.”
Bacher, who was a Northwestern QB from 2006-08 went into much greater detail about his stance which you can read fully here.