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Jarad Lucan quoted in WNPR piece, "What a Ruling on Football Players Means for College Athletes"

WNPR News

March 28, 2014

Jarad Lucan, an associate in the Hartford office, was quoted in the article, "What a Ruling on Football Players Means for College Athletes," which was featured by WNPR News.  The article referenced the recent ruling of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Chicago about whether Northwestern University football players are considered employees of the university.  The decision clarified that Grant-in-aid scholarship football players are employees under the NLRA.

Regarding the decision, Lucan is quoted as saying, "That's the opposite of how the board has treated graduate students in the past. It referred to a case against Brown University in 2004, and that's what could point to the implications for other student athletes on scholarships."  On the topic of the players themselves, Lucan stated, "The football players based on all the evidence there, that's not their primary responsibility, essentially, which kind of undercuts the whole idea of a student athlete, right?"

Northwestern plans to appeal to the full National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C.

Click here to read the WNPR article.

Click here for an audio version of the piece, featured in the WNPR On-Air report from March 27, 2014.

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