Petros Papadakis was a captain of the USC football team while an undergraduate there in the late 1990s and currently is a college football analyst for FOX Sports. Papadakis and Robert Scheer discuss whether politics belongs on the field and in the locker room. Papadakis delves into potential complications as college players consider unionizing. And, he talks about why some sort of financial compensation for college players could be beneficial.
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