CHICAGO (AP) — The quarterback for Northwestern University's football team testified on Tuesday at a National Labor Relations Board hearing, that will determine whether college athletes can form their own union.
Kain Colter has said most of the team's 85 scholarship players support the idea, but he's been the only one to step forward publicly.
Colter is a senior who has already finished his college career.
The pivotal question now is whether college athletes qualify as employees -- a requirement for forming any organized labor union.
The hearing is expected to last three days.
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