Moved to respond

So how seriously is the NCAA taking CAPA’s trip to Congress in the wake of the NLRB ruling?  Seriously enough to compel its normally reticent spokesperson, Stacey Osburn, to, well, actually speak:

Stacey Osburn, director of public and media relations for the NCAA, said in a statement that Huma’s concern was “unwarranted.” A Northwestern official has said that the students were not employees and that unionization and collective bargaining were not the appropriate methods to address their concerns.

“The law is fairly clear and consistent with Northwestern’s position, so the NCAA has made no contacts with anyone in Congress attempting to ban the unionization of student-athletes,” Osburn said.

I wonder if Stacey got a bonus for that effort.  It’s almost above and beyond the call of duty.

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4 responses to “Moved to respond

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Talk about ivory tower isolation. They’re almost to Marie Antoinette level.

  2. AusDawg85

    Shorter NCAA…we DARE congress to act against us and see their luxury box tickets and access to bowl / Final Four parties revoked.

  3. Joe Schmoe

    WOW. They really don’t have a plan B if this thing doesn’t go there way. This is exhibit A for the ridiculously arrogant thinking (and terrible legal and PR strategy) by the NCAA that will lead to the big money schools abandoning ship.