Letter: College athletes don't need a union

Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 04:30 PM.

Finally, never forget that you are a student first and, only after classes, become an athlete. You are being enormously compensated by being given tuition, books, housing and meals that cost every other student up to, and in some universities over, $100,000. That is your “piece of the pie.” The most important aspect of this lesson is what you are going to do with all you have been granted after they turn the lights off and you have to return to the real world.

As to the very idea of a union for college athletes, as Forrest Gump said, “stupid is as stupid does.” Mr. Gump was a very wise man.

Michael P. Hudson, Havelock

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