Supreme Court rules for student-athletes in battle over NCAA limits
The Supreme Court on Monday
said the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) cannot strictly limit certain benefits for student-athletes as a means of protecting their amateur status, delivering a blow to the behemoth organization as it confronts efforts to allow collegiate athletes to receive some financial compensation.
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The high court ruled unanimously
in favor of the student-athletes in finding the NCAA violated federal antitrust laws with its restrictions on academic-related benefits, with Justice Neil Gorsuch delivering the opinion. The decision is the most significant involving antitrust laws and the athletic association to come from the Supreme Court in decades.
“To the extent [the NCAA] means to propose a sort of judicially ordained immunity from the terms of the Sherman Act for its restraints of trade — that we should overlook its restrictions because they happen to fall at the intersection of higher education, sports, and money — we cannot agree,” Gorsuch wrote.
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