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NCAA Hit With Yet Another Class-Action Antitrust Suit

 |  June 17, 2020

The NCAA and, more recently, the Power Five conferences have begged Congress for an antitrust exemption based on numerous prior lawsuits that have allegedly served to drain their resources. 

A new 95-page complaint filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California may add fuel to their fire, even though legislators like Representative Anthony Gonzalez have made it clear that they are not in favor of providing the NCAA the type of blanket relief requested.

The action was brought by Arizona State swimming and diving team member Grant House and Oregon women’s basketball player Sedona Price, who are represented by law firm Hagens Berman. 

They claim that the NCAA and Power Five conferences have violated federal antitrust laws by prohibiting college athletes from receiving any consideration in exchange for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (NIL).

On June 12, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that will allow college athletes in Florida to have those very rights beginning on July 1, 2021, irrespective of whether the NCAA or the Power Five conferences change their current restrictions.

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