Last week, a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that football players at Northwestern University are employees, based on the amount of hours they are required to spend on their sport, the special rules that apply to them relative to non-athlete students, and their role as a cog in a major commercial enterprise.
The leaders of the movement are former Wildcat quarterback Kain Colter and Ramogi Huma, president of the College Athletes Players Association. Both will speak at the Aspen Institute in a conversation moderated by Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program Director Tom Farrey. Also joining the dialogue will be Tom McMillen, former NBA player, Rhodes Scholar and member of the board of regents for the University of Maryland.
There will be limited seating at this event, which is open to media.