Students are students, NOT employees. For the National Labor Relations Board in Illinois to rule that student athletes are employees is ridiculous and self-serving. Of course, the NLRB would see it that way. Students are children who go to school for education. If they are talented players, the probably have scholarships--i.e. the school is giving them A GIFT of an education; in return, they play football. THEY ARE NOT ORGANIZED LABOR. OMG.If they are standout players they will be scouted by pros, get drafted and then make millions. THEY WOULD NEVER GET THAT MONEY IF THE SCHOOL HADN'T GIVEN THEM THE SCHOLARSHIP IN THE BEGINNING. OMG. OMG.