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    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-...48--ncaaf.html


    By Chip Patterson | College Football Writer
    September 21, 2013 4:46 pm ET

    Georgia Tech tailback Synjyn Days was one of several players with APU on their wrist tape on Saturday. (USATSI)Georgia Tech tailback Synjyn Days was one of several players with APU on their wrist tape on Saturday. (USATSI)

    Players from Georgia Tech and Georgia wrote "APU" on their wrist tape, an acronym standing for "All Players United," in act of protest against the NCAA's treatment of athletes.

    The movement is being backed by the National College Players Association, and NCPA president Ramogi Huma said that the gesture has been discussed for months via weekly conference calls with players across the country. It is expected that players will continue to use the social-media hashtags #APU and #AllPlayersUnited, along with more exposure in nationally televised games.

    "Players will continue to wear the APU throughout the season and spread the word," Huma told Outside The Lines. "They're taking the reform effort to television, which has never been done. They've been using their bodies to make money for the people who run NCAA sports. Now, for the first time, they're using their bodies to push for basic protections at the very least."

    Georgia Tech starting quarterback Vad Lee can seen below with the "APU" on his wrist, along with Synjyn Days (above) and All-ACC defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu. At Georgia, the entire starting offensive line joined Kolton Houston, the junior forced to sit out three years because of a failed NCAA drug test, with APU written on their wrist.

    According to NCPAnow.org, there are four primary goals of the #AllPlayersUnited campaign.

    • Demonstrate unity among college athletes and fans in favor of NCAA reform.

    • Show support for players who joined concussion lawsuits against the NCAA, which could "force the NCAA to finally take meaningful steps to minimize brain trauma in contact sports and provide resources for current and former players suffering with brain injuries."

    • Show support for the players who "stepped up in the O'Bannon v. NCAA, EA Sports lawsuit regarding the use of players' images/likeliness, which could unlock billions of dollars in resources for current, future, and former players."

    • Stand behind individual players being "harmed by NCAA rules."
    “When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”
    ― Groucho Marx

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    Originally posted by Checkertail20 View Post

    • Show support for the players who "stepped up in the O'Bannon v. NCAA, EA Sports lawsuit regarding the use of players' images/likeliness, which could unlock billions of dollars in resources for current, future, and former players."

    • Stand behind individual players being "harmed by NCAA rules."
    The other 2 goals are nice talk, but this is where it is at IMO. You want to know what is going on here, follow the money!!!!!!
    $$$$$ talks and bullshit walks!

    Regards,
    Dennis
    If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

    Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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