Players protest for rights, declare they are not NCAA’s property

Unpaid college basketball players are sequestered in Indiana for the Division I men’s tournament. Some of them are protesting “unjust NCAA rules that deny college athletes equal freedoms and basic protections.” That includes the rights to their name, image and likeness (NIL). On the eve of the college basketball’s showcase, these players are declaring they are people with rights and not the NCAA’s property. They are highlighting how NCAA schools steal the value of their labor and marketability. The players say it’s an injustice that they are denied the same economic protections as other worker…

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