Video: “The Daily Show” Rips The NCAA On Refusal To Compensate Athletes

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” has made a name for itself attacking large organizations — namely political parties and news networks — for being overbearing and abusing their powers, which makes it surprising that the show has never mercilessly ripped into the NCAA. Luckily for all of us, the show sent correspondent Jordan Klepper to look into the NCAA’s battle with Northwestern football’s attempt to unionize, and it was predictably fantastic. 


My favorite line came toward the end, when one person Klepper interviews suggested that if players unionize, they may get a mandatory smoke break every hour, should they want it.


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