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7th Circuit denies ex-college football players appeal of NCAA suit

 |  June 19, 2012

A three-judge panel for the 7th Circuit has upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss an antitrust suit brought against the NCAA. Two former college football players sued the NCAA after they lost their scholarships due to injury. The NCAA, they claimed, imposed rules regulating the length and number of scholarships per team that limited the market for bachelor’s degrees. The 7th Circuit suggested that the plaintiffs had focused on the wrong market, and that the correct one would be the market for student athletes, not degrees.

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