In honor of the NCAA's $20 million settlement with ex-football and basketball players announced Monday, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show checked in on the Northwestern University football team's plan to unionize.
The settlement, over profits the NCAA made using players' likeness in video games, was announced at the opening of yet another lawsuit over the ban on athletes from profiting themselves off their own likeness. Stewart explained: "So now, the NCAA advances in the bracket to their next lawsuit. But where will it end? With fairly compensating athletes for the ungodly amounts of money they bring in to the NCAA? I hope not, this is America."
To check in on the players vs. NCAA battle raging on, The Daily Show sent Jordan Klepper to investigate the Northwestern football team's ongoing plan to unionize.
One of the questions from quarterback Kain Colter, who's organizing the union: "Right now, not one penny is guaranteed to pay for our medical expenses. You hear all these horror stories about players losing their scholarships after they've been injured. What are these kids going to do?"
"They should get a second job," Klepper said. Except according to Colter, playing college football is a full-time job.