Protesting players inquire NCAA president Mark Emmert: Why wait assembly until after March Madness?

Protesting players inquire NCAA president Mark Emmert: Why wait assembly until after March Madness?

The National College Players Association said Tuesday the NCAA president Mark Emmert has educated that a bunch of basketball players that began a social networking effort to protest inequities in school sports he will meet together following March Madness.

NCPA executive manager Ramogi Huma explained in a statement he obtained a letter from Emmert in reaction to the advocacy group's request for a meeting between the mind of the NCAA and three gamers that headed the #NotNCAAProperty demonstration that began last week.

Throughout the NCPA, the gamers had asked to meet with Emmert and among the NCAA's top lobbyists on Tuesday morning.

In a letter responding to Emmert, the 3 players voiced their disappointment he was waiting until after the championship to match and that he'd be meeting just with the 3 players.

"Thanks for responding to our assembly petition. We're disappointed that you mean to postpone this important dialogue for two weeks," the gamers wrote in the letter which was delivered to Emmert from Huma. "From our standpoint, it is hard to imagine any greater priority you might have now than addressing issues which are at the crux of state and national school athletes' rights laws, an impending US Supreme Court judgment on school athletes' economic liberty, along with the NCAA's ongoing discriminatory treatment of female basketball players at its own championship. Could you please clarify what you'll do within the next two weeks which is more significant than fixing these things?

"Additionally, we're disappointed with your obvious effort to narrow the involvement of the meeting to just the three people. To be clear, we're asking a meeting with you which will also incorporate different men's and women's basketball players in addition to NCPA Executive Director Ramogi Huma so we have somebody present who's an athlete advocate with experience in these regions.

"We anticipate receiving confirmation you will meet the team we've described, and you will show on behalf of your company and membership these issues are actually a priority by assembly us by Friday of the week"

The NCAA has dedicated to altering its rules concerning title, picture and likeness rights, but the procedure has bogged down amid warnings in the Department of Justice about potential antitrust violations from the institution's proposal.

The NCAA has requested for assistance from national lawmakers in the shape of a federal NIL law which could spur dozens of state legislation under consideration that could produce unique rules for rival colleges.