- Advertisement -
Home Entertainment Hundreds Of NCAA Football Players Boycotting Season; Provide List of Economic And...

Hundreds Of NCAA Football Players Boycotting Season; Provide List of Economic And Safety Demands

- Advertisement -

NCAA football players in the PAC-12 Conference are threatening to boycott the upcoming season unless their economic, safety and social justice demands are met. The ‘Unity Movement’ published a list of demands in The Players’ Tribune Sunday afternoon. 200-300 players and their teammates from among the Conferences’ 12 teams are preparing to opt-out of the season this fall.

View this post on Instagram

#WeAreUnited

A post shared by Jevón Hølland ✘ (@h0llywood2.0) on

The movement originally centered around player safety in response to the PAC-12 proceeding with the season amid an ongoing pandemic, but they quickly shifted gears to also address social justice and economic inequalities.

Top-10 NFL Draft Prospect Joins Movement

“We’re not your entertainment, we’re human beings,” said Oregon safety, and top-10 ’21 NFL draft prospect Jevon Holland. “Just like you would help your family, we want to help our mother, father, grandmother, everyone. We don’t know the long-term risks…I refuse to put my health at risk for somebody else’s benefit,” he went on to say. 

Ramogi Huma, Executive Director of the National Collegiate Players Association, is advising the group. Huma referred to the current NCAA football business model as a “tool of racial injustice.”

According to him it’s a wealth transfer. The NCAA is taking potential income from predominantly Black athletes, and giving it to predominantly white institutions. Much of that revenue pays the salaries of almost exclusively older white men in administrative and coaching positions.

Player Demands

The player demands are divided into 4 parts. Health and safety protections, ending racial injustice in college sports, economic freedom and equity, and preserving all non-revenue sports.

One of the demands is medical insurance selected by the player for sports-related medical conditions, including COVID- 19, for up to six years after college athletics eligibility ends. They also want the freedom to secure representation, and earn money for use of their name, image, and likeness.

Additionally, they want the PAC-12 to distribute 50% of each sport’s total conference revenue evenly among the athletes. The list also includes 2% of conference revenue going to supporting financial aid for low-income Black students and community initiatives at the players’ discretion.

- Advertisement -
Chaos Media Grouphttp://wwww.chaosmediagroup.co
Chaos Media Group Helps Cultivate The Online Presence of Every Brand We Partner With! WWW.CHAOSMEDIAGROUP.CO
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

340,568FansLike
732,979FollowersFollow
220,589FollowersFollow
2,458FollowersFollow
2,988SubscribersSubscribe

Must Read

7 Black Owned Gyms

Photo: DRAZEN_/GETTY We only get one body so it's important to treat it well. Physical fitness is a must...
- Advertisement -

Black Couple Raises Over $30K In Less Than 30 Days To Expand Vegan Catering Business

Start a business from zero, serve tens of thousands of customers and then raise $30,000 in under 30 days to expand it....

8 Black Owned Juice & Smoothie Bars

When you're looking for a sweet, refreshing treat, pressed juices and smoothies are a great look. Rather than candy or other unhealthy...

7 Black Owned School Supply Companies

Back to school this year has a completely different feel. Virtual learning is the new norm and more than ever, parents are...

Related News

7 Black Owned Gyms

Photo: DRAZEN_/GETTY We only get one body so it's important to treat it well. Physical fitness is a must...

Black Couple Raises Over $30K In Less Than 30 Days To Expand Vegan Catering Business

Start a business from zero, serve tens of thousands of customers and then raise $30,000 in under 30 days to expand it....

8 Black Owned Juice & Smoothie Bars

When you're looking for a sweet, refreshing treat, pressed juices and smoothies are a great look. Rather than candy or other unhealthy...

7 Black Owned School Supply Companies

Back to school this year has a completely different feel. Virtual learning is the new norm and more than ever, parents are...

Black Owned Company Connecting Black People With Black Insurance Agencies

Julia Wall [email protected] The top eight Black insurance companies in 1925 held $141 million in policies, the equivalent of over...
- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here