Northwestern QB says college athletics is a job
Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter opened the hearing by testifying that he was essentially paid to play via his scholarship. Colter characterized playing college football as a job and said schools make clear to incoming players that athletics are a higher priority than academics.
Colter is a co-founder of the newly-formed College Athletes Players Association. When asked why Northwestern gave him a scholarship of $75,000 a year, he responded: "To play football. To perform an athletic service."
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