Ex-Duke College Basketball Star’s Mother: NCAA Rules Are Like Slavery

Kylia Carter, mother of former Duke basketball star Wendell Carter, compared the NCAA to slavery when speaking at a meeting of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.

“When you remove all the bling and the bells and the sneakers and all that, you’ve paid for a child to come to your school to do what you wanted them to do for you, for free, and you made a lot of money when he did that, and you’ve got all these rules in place that say he cannot share in any of that,” Kylia Carter said, via ESPN. “The only other time when labor does not get paid but yet someone else gets profits and the labor is black and the profit is white, is in slavery.”

“To be honest with you, it’s nauseating,” she added.

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