September 16, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Baron Batch (20) stretches on the field prior to playing the New York Jets at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Former Red Raider, Steeler Baron Batch Gives Thoughts on Pay-for-Play

With the National Labor Relations Board ruling Wednesday that Northwestern athletes are indeed employees and can unionize, the conversation around college athletes being compensated for playing has never been hotter. No matter what side of the issue you stand on, there’s no denying that changing is coming swiftly.

Former Texas Tech Red Raider and Pittsburgh Steeler running back Baron Batch contributed his two cents on Twitter last night. With so many opinions and “experts” all over social media, it’s refreshing to hear a reasoned, humble argument from a person who experienced college athletics first hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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