In dismissing the NCAA’s claim that #BlackLivesMatter while systematically exploiting black athletes nationwide, #WeAreUnited.
Because we are being asked to play varsity sports in a pandemic in a system without imposed health and safety standards, and without transparency on the cases of COVID in our teams, the risks to ourselves, our families and our communities , #WeAreUnited.
Because we need to have adequate COVID testing to help protect our health, #WeAreUnited.
Because we are prohibited from obtaining representation while being asked to sign any documents that may serve as a disclaimer, #WeAreUnited.
Because we shouldn’t be stuck with sports-related medical expenses, including expenses related to COVID-19, #WeAreUnited.
Because any player who doesn’t feel comfortable playing this season should be free to opt out without losing their purse or eligibility, #WeAreUnited.
Because immoral rules would punish us for receiving basic necessities or compensation for using our names, pictures and likenesses, while many of us and our families are suffering economically from the fallout from COVID-19, # WeAreUnited.
Because we must be included in the equitable sharing of the income generated by our talents, especially in the event of a pandemic, #WeAreUnited.
Because unfair rules prevent the 98% of unprofessional college football and basketball players from economically capitalizing on what would otherwise be the most precious years of our lives, including many black players from homes to homes. low income, #WeAreUnited.
Because eliminating lavish salaries and spending on facilities to preserve all sports must be a priority, #WeAreUnited.
Because the NCAA has failed us and we’re ready to make sure our conference treats us fairly whether or not it continues its membership in the NCAA, #WeAreUnited.
By forming alliances with varsity athletes from other conferences to unite with us for change, #WeAreUnited.
#WeAreUnited in our commitment to ensure fair treatment of college athletes. Due to COVID-19 and other serious issues, we will be withdrawing from Fall Camp and participation in Pac-12 games unless the following requests are guaranteed in writing by our conference to protect and benefit both scholarship athletes and walkers.
To protect and benefit both scholarship and foot athletes
is. Health and safety protections
- Allow the option of not playing during the pandemic without losing athletics eligibility or your place on our team roster.
- Prohibit / cancel COVID-19 agreements that waive all liability.
Mandatory safety standards, including COVID-19 measures
- Health and safety standards approved by players and enforced by a third party selected by players to tackle COVID-19, as well as serious injury, abuse and death.
II. Protect all sports
Preserve all existing sports by eliminating overspending
- Larry Scott, administrators and coaches to voluntarily and drastically reduce excessive wages.
- End of performance / academic bonuses.
- End lavish installation spending and use some endowment to preserve all sports. *
* As an example, Stanford University should restore all abandoned sports by drawing on their endowment of $ 27.7 billion.
III. Ending Racial Injustice in College Sports and Society
- Form a standing civic engagement working group made up of our leaders, experts of our choice, and college and conference administrators to address outstanding issues such as racial injustice in college sports and in the society.
- Partnering with the Pac-12, 2% of conference revenue would be directed by players to support financial aid for low-income black students, community initiatives, and development programs for varsity athletes on each campus.
- Form the annual Pac-12 Black College Athlete Summit with guaranteed representation of at least three athletes of our choice from each school.
IV. Economic freedom and equity
Guaranteed coverage of medical expenses
- Medical insurance chosen by players for sports-related medical conditions, including COVID-19 disease, to cover six years after college sports eligibility ends.
Rights and representation relating to name, image and likeness
- The freedom to obtain representation, to receive basic necessities from any third party, and to earn money for the use of our name, image and likeness rights.
Fair market remuneration, rights and freedoms
- Distribute 50% of the total conference revenues of each sport evenly among the athletes in their respective sports.
- Six-year track and field scholarships to support the achievement of undergraduate and graduate degrees.
- Elimination of all policies and practices restricting or dissuading our freedom of expression, our ability to fully participate in charitable work, and our freedom to participate in campus activities outside of mandatory athletic participation.
- Ability of players of all sports to transfer once without penalty, and additionally in cases of abuse or gross negligence.
- Possibility to complete eligibility after participating in a professional draft if the player is not drafted and renounces professional participation within seven days of the draft.
- Due process rights