Kevin Warren reportedly meets with CFB players association seeking revenue sharing, better medical care
There is a players association coming to college football. The first chapter will be in the B1G and is being led by Penn State QB Sean Clifford.
In a video shared by More Perfect Union on social media, Clifford discussed some of the aims of the group. The association is investigating revenue sharing possibilities and better medical care.
“It’s all about the players that are here now, seeing how it wears on them,” said Clifford, “And then secondly, the players that have come and gone – the medically retired players.”
Clifford cited Journey Brown’s sudden medical retirement as an example.
“It’s tough for guys like that to be able to continue on and figure out what the next step is, and I think that being a leader for them is important to me,” Clifford explained.
UPDATE: College Football Players Association leadership clarifies that they aren’t organizing as a union but rather an association to represent players’ interests. They want to have a united voice in negotiating with the Big Ten. They aren’t ruling out unionization down the line.
— More Perfect Union (@MorePerfectUS) July 22, 2022
According to ESPN’s Dan Murphy, B1G Commissioner Kevin Warren met with the players association this week. Murphy reports that Warren has at least agree to start the conversation on the potential for revenue sharing.
Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren met with leaders of an independent players association this week. The group has asked to begin a conversation with the conference about demands including revenue sharing, and says Warren agreed to start that conversation.
— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) July 22, 2022