Quote of the Day
"I’m not Simon Cowell. I’m not going to say, ‘Oh, this guy stinks, he sucks.’ I’m not going to be calling people to the carpet for no reason or be cruel and demean people. But I want to be honest."-- New CBS NFL analyst Tony Gonzalez, on how he will handle criticizing players in his “The NFL Today” role. (THE DAILY)
Former Northwestern Univ. QB Kain Colter yesterday at a National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chicago "detailed a grueling football schedule that he contends didn't allow him to pursue his dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon," according to a front-page piece by Cancino & Greenstein of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Colter was the "key witness of the College Athletes Players Association, a recently formed union that filed an election petition" last month with the NLRB. The CAPA is "seeking to unionize Northwestern football players who receive scholarships." Colter "is the only player expected to testify before an NLRB hearing officer in Chicago." He said, "It truly is a job. There is no way around it." Colter "spoke of 50- to 60-hour workw ...
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