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Should College Athletes Be Paid? An NCAA Antitrust Lawsuit Gets to the Supreme Court



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The NCAA has a long history of forbidding colleges to pay their athletes in order to protect their amateur brand. With ballooning revenues, a collection of players used the Sherman Antitrust Act to sue the NCAA for organizing competing colleges in a joint venture that caps player pay at zero. The court just ruled that the NCAA can continue to not pay college athletes a salary, but they cannot cap the amount schools hand out in academic funds. Here’s what happened.


Should College Athletes Be Paid? An NCAA Antitrust Lawsuit Gets to the Supreme Court



Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thatsall

The NCAA has a long history of forbidding colleges to pay their athletes in order to protect their amateur brand. With ballooning revenues, a collection of players are using the Sherman Antitrust Act to sue the NCAA for organizing competing colleges in a joint venture that caps player pay at zero. Here is exactly what’s happening