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Campaign Group Capitalizes On Basketball Player Ware's Injury

12:52 PM, Apr 2, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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College basketball player Kevin Ware's compound fracture in Sunday's Elite Eight game has gained widespread media attention. And now a Kentucky group is trying to capitalize off the Louisville player's injury. 

On its website, boldprogressive.org, the group Progressive Change Campaign Committee has posted this:

"In the NCAA basketball tournament, Louisville sophomore Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome injury: His leg bone literally tore through his skin," the group writes.

"While the NCAA makes $780 million per year off student athletes, they do not guarantee that medical bills for injuries will be covered. Can you sign our petition to the NCAA?"

The liberal group wants folks to sign its petition.

PETITION: "Kevin Ware and other student athletes should not suffer tens of thousands of dollars in health care costs from sports-related injuries. The NCAA should require schools to pay for universal health care for student athletes who suffer injuries."

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