Athletes Protest NCAA During Televised Football Games

September 23, 2013

Athletes took to national television to protest their treatment by the National Collegiate Athletic Association by wearing wrist tape with "APU" -- "All Players United" -- during their football games Saturday. Players from the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech and Northwestern University joined in to draw attention to issues including concussions and lack of pay. Ramogi Huma, president of the National College Players Association, told ESPN that the players have been planning for months and athletes on other elite teams are interested in participating in the protest, which will continue "throughout the season."

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