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Tuberville warns against unions in collegiate sports

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville participates fox news On the program America Reports, John Roberts joins us to discuss ongoing name, image and likeness (NIL) legislation in college sports.

The appearance of Tuberville was news Dartmouth College's men's basketball team has chosen to unionize.

Auburn's former head football coach warned that a precedent for unionization among college athletes could lead to the end of college sports as we know them.

“They're going to kill the goose that laid the golden egg — including the athletes — because that's what it all costs,” said Tuberville (R-Auburn). “There are scholarships being paid to men and women, but there are a lot of people who don't bring money into college. But what happens here is that a group of people comes along who want to form a union, It will spread throughout the country.”

Roberts asked Tuberville about the statements made by the players who spearheaded the effort and said Dartmouth is “stuck in the past.”

Tuberville disputed their statements, arguing that college athletes are already paid through scholarships and NIL.

“Well, they're already getting paid,” he said. “And I'm not against student-athletes making money because being an athlete is a full-time job and being an academic is a full-time job. But without organizing a union. There is a way forward that can do both. You can't involve government or trade unions.

“Labor unions have destroyed the education system across the country…We cannot allow things like this to happen. Coaches will be out of business.”

NIL and trade union legislation remain under discussion.

Michael Brauner is a senior sports analyst and contributing writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP

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