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Michael Bennett compares NCAA treatment of athletes to slavery

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In case you didn't know, NFL brothers Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks, and Martellus Bennett of the New England Patriots like to speak their mind and they don't care who hears it.

While speaking with ESPN for the E:60 show which the company is calling 'The Brothers Bennett' and the 'Brofile' - set to be aired on Wednesday - the two spoke about several different topics.

One of those topics was the NCAA, and Michael made a remark comparing the treatment of athletes competing in NCAA sports to being the equivalent of those that are suffering from slavery.


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The defensive end said in the interview: “Hell yeah college players should get paid. NCAA gets paid. Rose Bowl gets paid. Everybody gets paid except the people making the product. In some countries, they call that slavery.”

You can see a preview of the show in the video further down this article, where as well as the NCAA, the two brothers spoke about other topics including the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Martellus' former team the Chicago Bears and their quarterback Jay Cutler, and Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten.

Martellus launched an attack on his former Bears teammates, claiming: "We just had a bunch of [expletives] on the roster ... That’s why we didn’t win games, and coaches liked the [expletives]" and the tight end also cited that Cutler isn't a leader of the team either.

It looks like it's going to be a good interview with juicy comments, and one that will definitely have a lot of people watching and talking about it, so make sure you don't miss it.

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