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NLRB: Players' case is 'weak'

Updated: February 20, 2014, 2:10 PM ET
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CHICAGO -- The officer presiding over the National Labor Relations Board hearing about a bid by Northwestern football players to create the nation's first union for college athletes at one point described the players' case thus far as "weak."

Joyce Hofstra, who has been overseeing the multiday hearing this week, said during a discussion over evidence, "The record is weak on the players' side. We've had testimony from only one player. We have heard nothing on the relationship between the ...

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