‘The Daily Show’ May Have Revealed The Key To Getting College Athletes Paid

On Tuesday’s airing of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, New York Times columnist Joe Nocera made an appearance to promote his new book “Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA.” The book covers the history of legal battles between the NCAA and those fighting to financially compensate student-athletes in college sports. During the interview, he speaks on the similarities between college athletes and indentured servants, a lifetime healthcare plan for players, and reveals what he thinks will finally bring a paycheck to these players —refusing to play in the Final Four.

“The courts haven’t done a whole lot, Congress is never going to do anything, and the NCAA is never going to reform itself, but there is a way. If one team at the Final Four decided not to come out, and just stayed in the locker room, you’d change the system in an hour.”

Be cautious in filling out your tournament bracket this year.

The video can be viewed here.

 

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