Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Not Paying

The NCAA couches its arguments for not paying student athletes in innocuous labels.  But the labels cannot disguise the reality: The NCAA’s business model would be flatly illegal in almost any other industry in America.  

-- Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, in a concurring opinion in National Collegiate Athletic Association v Shawne Alston, et al, which ruled unanimously that some NCAA restrictions on student athlete earnings are violations of antitrust law, 21 June 2021

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