College teams wear 'APU' in organized protest of NCAA

Tim Goral's picture
Monday, September 23, 2013

There is a small but significant addition to the uniforms worn by a select number of FBS teams Saturday.

Georgia Tech players including quarterback Vad Lee, five Georgia offensive linemen, Northwestern players including quarterback Kain Colter and others playing on national television today are wearing the letters "APU", for All Players United, on their equipment today.

The effort is coordinated by the National Collegiate Players Association, an advocacy organization make up for and by former and current college athletes. According to NCPA director Ramogi Huma, the impetus for the APU statements was the criticism brought against a group of current NCAA athletes who joined the O'Bannon name and likeness suit against the NCAA, Electronic Arts and Collegiate Licensing Co. this summer.

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